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1 "EEjIOVfi NOT THfi LANDMARKS WHICH OUE ANCIENT FATHEES HAVE SET." 


H. B. & Geo, Brumbaugli, Editors* J. B.Brumbaugh & Co., Publishers. 


VOL. I. JAMES CREEK, JANUARY 1, 1870. NO. 1. 



ESSAY DEPARTMENT. 

INTRODUCTION. 

We mcetj dear friends and fellow pilgrims, for 
the first tinie in this pleasant capacity. Although 
our call has been unsolicited, yet we hope to make 
ourselves a welcome and interesting guest. In our 
introduction we shall not endeaVof to set forth our 
standing, character, and influence, but by our works 
shall ye know us. "We have assumed the name 
Pilgrim ; and, as such, we desire to visit you 
at your homes and altars. The number of our 
calls will depend upon the reception which we re- 
ceive. If welcome, Pilgrim, Ve will come often, 
bringing \nth. us the experience and aspirations of 
fellow pilgrims, and tell you much about the 
blessed country to which the)- are traveling. " Be 
not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby 
you may entertain angels unawares." We just 
think of good old Abraham and the three angels. 
He saw them as men, and entertained them as 
men. AVhat a blessed justification must have 
come home to the old father when he knew them 
as angels, and received the happy intelligence that 
he should have a son, and in his seed should all 
the nations of the earth be blessed. How we de- 
sire, dear friends, to come to your doors, not as 
angels, but in the form of the Pilgrim, and tell 
you of the glorious fulfillment of that promise, 
and point you to that ever-flowing fountain, eme- 
nating from Jesus for sin and uncleanncss. If we 
Avcrc created indcpcndent'of each other, we would 
wrup our mantle around us and make a direct 



strike for Heaven and happiness. But we are 
othepwise created. Heaven is Heaven by associa- 
tion. And was it not for the anticipation of a re- 
union after death, of kindred spirits, the endearing 
name would lose its charms. Hence We are called 
upon to labor for each others good, and form a so- 
ciety in this time that Ave Would desire to associ- 
ate with in the world to come. We have fathers 
and mothers, and brothers and sisters, and a world 
for whom Jesus died to gather into the fold, and 
furnish them as lively stones, meet for the Mas- 
ter's use. Therefore our object is to labor for the 
good of all. First, for the church ; secondly, for 
our children and the rising generation ; thirdly, for 
the sinner, or those Avho are Avithout hope and God 
in the Avorld. The church demands our first at- 
tention, because it is the " Pillar" and " Ground- 
Avork of Truth — the suie foundation — the Rock 
of Ages ; the basis of oiu- hope and the anchor, of 
the soul. 

In this Department AVe desire to giA'c original 
essays on religious topics of \'ital importance. Such 
as may giA^e encouragement to the homc-AA'ard 
bound pilgrims, confirming their hope and brigtcn- 
ing their prospects for Heaven, giving them, more 
fully, to realize the blessedness of the privileges 
Avhich the Bible afibrds. We next think of the 
young. Those Avho are in the most critical period 
of life. The time in which the intellectual facul- 
ties are most rapidly devclopi?}g, and the character 
for time and eternity being formed. A time Avlicn 
n-ood tvainiuL!- and advice mav be worth milliouii, 



THE PILGRIM. 



■while neglect and carelessness may terminate in 
itntold niLSCiy. We cannot remain unconcerned, 
when reflecting upon the temptations and danger 
to which onr youth are exposed, in this fast age 
of the world, when thousands arecnsnarctT hy the 
sinful hallucinations of the enemy, and lost, irre- 
trieviably lost, in degredation and shame. Fath- 
ers and mothers, you have children whom you 
dearly love. You look forward with fond antici- 
pation to the time in which they may come xsp 
intelligent, honest and useful men and women, and 
be ornaments to society, to the church and to 
yourselves. If so, tww is the time to commence 
the wort. In the Pilgriji we desu-e to give such 
advice and instruction as may tend towards 
tliis- happy and glorious result. We in- 
tend to make this Department especially interest- 
ing and useful, by treating them with such gems 
of trvifi that they will be induced tofcJl in love 
with it — embrace its principles — receive it in faith, 
and, by obedience, realize its power. Thirdly, 
the sinner. What a multitude, reaching from 
manhood to old age! Shall we labcH* foar tiiais? 
Yes; they also claim om- symj^athies and oin: 
prayers. Those who have not had the advantage 
of christian parents, or have not been properly in- 
structed, and are, therefore, tlie victims of the en- 
emy of souls. Dear sinner, it is you we desire to- 
befriend, while so eagerlv jjnrsuing the way that 
finally will end in death. ^Vill yon receive our 
kind admooition 2 If so take the PiLGEur to 
your hoiues ami firesides, as we fondly hope to- fill 
its pngcs with such burning thoughts and heavenly 
truths, that will be the means of elevating you 
above that which is demoralizing and accept that 
which is spiritual and divine. C The PlicgRrsf mil 
be published with the best design on our part.; to 
aid in the great \M3rk of disseminating truth and 
peace. " Whatever is trae; isdiatever is good, 
whatever is lovely" and has a bearing on our sjjfr- 
itual advancement, and humanity at large, we de- 
su"C to have promulgated through our pages, avoid- 
ini!; ]irivatc pi^jiidiee and individmil .-cntlmcnt, as 



far as possible. Our friendly readers are kindly" 
solicited to aid ns in this our noble enterprise, by 
continbuting material for the several departments.- 
Let us have ywtr best thoughts. Write as if 
moved by inspirstion. Instead of mooding over" 
our reverses let us make the lea.5t of our trials 
and the most of our blessings. Then tell us of 
your joys, your hopes, and yoiir a.spinrtions, and 
thus communicate them to others, who jilst need 
suicfc T/tamta dr(^f® to give then* cheer and for- 
titude on their lonely pilgrimage from earth to" 
Heaven. And we fondly hope, that before the 
present year is ended, by the help of a smiling 
Providence and the aid- o^ kifal pstfoTss, we May 
have the assuraBcetliat we have been instrumental 
in gi^^ng encouragement to our fellow pilgrims, 
and to the elevating and christianizing of human- 
ity ai large. With these tho>c^ife, we now send 
forth the Pli^JKiSf upon its mission, bearing upon 
its pages the glad tidings of salvation to all, and 
we eamcstfy hope that it may meet a universal re- 
(Kj^tion. We intend to give the woffik our own 
personal supervision, and if means, per sever enee 
and time can nialie a GOOD' paper, yon have our 
solemn pledge that the Pilgeiji will be all that 
can be reasonably expected. FinaHy, om- humble 
prayer is, that the Lord may grant his blessingy 
tliat it may be for the building up of our Zion,, 
otkI the conversfon ot' sinners, H,. B. B. 



For lie ^rTlgnm "" 

A^'ELCOME PILGRIM. 

WelconSB' Pilgeiji ; Weleome to our family 
circle. With feelings of Christian gratitude we 
greet you, your weekly pilgrimage to your pilgrim 
friends has long been needed, may your coming: 
among us be properly ajjpieciated, Yotir name is 
very suggestive, may yourpilgi'images ever remind 
tlie readers that tliey arc fello^n' pilgrims with yoit 
here on earth, for in this world the Christiaus ai'e 
strangers and pilgrims as our fathers were. " I am 
a sU'angcr and a sojoiKrncr vrLth yon: give me a 



THE PILGRIM. 



possession of a burying j)lace with you, that I may 
bury my dead out of my sight," says Abrahanu 

Abraham had the promise of God that he would 
give him and his family all the land wherin he was 
a stranger for an everlasting possession ; yet he de- 
clares himself a stranger and a sojoiu"ner among 
them, claiming only a right and title to enough for 
him to bury his dead out of his sight ; intimating 
thereby that the way to the true possessions leads 
through the grave. To secure this as a resting 
place for his dead he was concerned. The apostle 
says : " These all died in the faith, not liaving re- 
ceived the promisas, but having seen them afar oif, 
and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, 
and confessed that they were strangers and inl- 
grims in the earth." 

Persons who are out of their own country, who 
are in a foreign land, sojourners only for a time, 
not intending to take up their abode in that place, 
do not get naturalized in that country. So the 
Christian being out of his country, the heavenly, 
is a sojourner here, a pilgrim in the earth, and 
cannot be naturalized as a citizen of this world. 
But by faith come " unto Mount Zion, and unto 
the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, 
and to an innumerable company of angels. To 
the general assembly and church of the first born, 
which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge 
of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect. 
And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, 
and to the blood of sprinkling." 

Here the Christian Ls not, must not be a strangei-, 
neither an alian but a fellow citizen with the saints. 
Among us, dear Pilgrim, we bid you welcome. 
This kingdom is not of the world, hence its serv- 
ants will not fight, but in it will learn " whatso- 
ever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, 
whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are 
pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever 
things are of good report; and if there be any vir- 
tue, and if there be any praise, that we think on 
these things," and that the Cliristian pilgrim may 
learn there; the pilgrim's Lord has appointed the 



solemn assembly, to come together ibr exhortation, 
instruction and prayer ; urging one another to love 
and good works, so that they in the end of their 
pilgrimage may be crowned in their true and 
heavenly home. As an auxiliary to this, dear 
PitGUiii, we bid you welcome; hoping and be- 
lieving you. will come among us laden with good 
things; the very choicest and best from the bill of 
fare, from the King of the pilgrims' table. The 
Christian pilgrim delights in all good tilings. Love, 
joy and peace ia the Holy Ghost, are his most 
chosen and dainty fiire ; his soul grows fet on these. 
In union, harmony and good will to the brothei"- 
hood he, becomes greatly enlarged ; while in strife, 
contentions, disputings and divisions, he dies. 

Remember dear Pilgeim, what a mission you 
are on. Your pilgrimage will be to the vetei'an 
pilgrim, whose head is frosted with many winters, 
he is bowed down, leaning on the staff of much 
experience; he will sift you, and know whether 
you comfort and steady his weary steps with pure 
and good food from Emanuel's board, or whether 
you are sowing the seeds of strife and discord among 
his fellow pilgrims, by striving to destroy the la- 
bor and influence of the pilgrim's iaithful ministere; 
and if so, you will not comfort him, but will bring 
his gray hair with sorrow to the grave. 

Your pilgrimage will also be to the young fath- 
er and mother, the husband and wife, as well as to 
the unmarried brethren and sisters, fellow pilgrims 
with you to the bar of God ; where you shall have 
to stand side by side before the great white throne, 
where the Judge of all the earth will examine, and 
pass upon all of your deeds. See then that your 
pilgrimage among them be to edification ; admon- 
ishing all with meekness and godly fear. Let 
strife, dLsputings, contentions, and bitterness; and 
alx)ve all, your proud, high and exhaltcd opinion 
of yourself never be seen in your colufnns. 

Remember you Avill also make pilgrimages to 
some who are of this Avorld, who are yet strangers 
and aliens to the commonwealth of the household 
of faitli, living wiflunit God, and witlioiit liojic in 



THE PILGRIM. 



the world. These must be gathered into the pil- 
grims' fold, the Church of God, the body of Christ, 
the ground and pillar of the truth. If these will 
find in you the spirit of pride, self and exhalta- 
tion, your pilgrimage will do them harm. 

You must also make pilgrimages to the pilgrim's 
lambs, and others — the youth of the land. These 
must be tendci'ly dealt Avith, and properly fed with 
food suited and adapted to their tender wants, cor- 
rectly training them in the nurture and admoni- 
tion of the Lord, and prevailed upon to go on pil- 
grimage. 

" Xow unto him that is able to keep you from 
falling, and to present you faultless before the 
presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the 
only wise God our Saviour, we commit and com- 
mend you." Amen. D. p. sayler. 

YOUTH'S DEPAETMENT. 

For this department we solicit anything and 
everything that may be interesting and instructive 
to our young friends. We shall, by times, try 
our hand in this department. We have jjassed 
through that period of life, and we can think of 
many little incidents which transj^ired in our 
youthful days, that even now give us pleasure to 
recall. And while many of our young readers 
are now in the enjoyment of these happy and in- 
nocent scenes, will they not tell us about some of 
them. As an inducement for our young friends 
to contribute for this department, we make the 
following offer : Any little boy or girl, iindcr the 
age of fourteen, who will send for this department, 
during the year, twenty original articles of twenty 
lines or more eacli, we will send one copy of the 
PiLGEiM free^ or a present worth one dollar ($L00). 
The subject may be chosen by the ATOter, but must 
be of a moral or religious character j and each ar- 
ticle accompanied by the Avriter's full name and 
address. In making this offer we do not want it 
imderstood that others are not expe^^tcd to aid in 
this department. All who arc interested in this 



class of readers arc kindly solicited to throw in 
their mite ; from the little boy and girl of eight 
and ten to the hoary headed father and moth- 
er of much experience. Give us your ideas, and 
we will put them together. 



EXHORTATION TO YOUTH. 



BY E. 11. CHAPIX. 



Young friends, well will it be for you if you 
have a guide within which will aid you in every 
issue, which will arm you in every temptation and 
comfort you in every sorroM\ Consult, then, that 
VOLUJiB whose precepts will never fail you. 
Consult it with deejJ aspirations after the true and 
good, and it shall illuminate your understanding 
with divine realities. Open your soul, and it shall 
breathe into it a holy influence, and fill all its 
wants. Bind it close to your heart — it will be a 
shield against all the assaults of evil. Read it in 
the lonely hour of desertion, it will be the best of 
companions. Open it when the voyage of life is 
troubled — it is a sure chart. Study it in poverty 
— it will unhoard to you inexhaustible riches. 
Commune with it in sickness — it contains the 
medicine of the soul. Clasp it when dying — it is 
the charter of immortality. In whatever pursuit 
you may engage, you must not forget that the 
lawful objects of human efforts are but means to 
higher results and nobler ends. Start not forward 
in life with the idea of becoming mere seekers of 
pleasure — sportive butterflies, searching for gaiidy 
flowers. Consider and act with reference to the 
true end of existence. This world is but die ves- 
tibule of an immortal life. 

Every action of your life touches on some chord 
that will vibrate in eternity. These thoughts 
and motives Vi'ithiu you stir the pulses of a death- 
less spirit. Act not, then, as mere creatures of 
this life, who for a little while are to walk the 
valleys and hills, to enjoy the sunshine ■ and 
breathe the air, and then pass away and be no 
more ; but act as immortals v/ith an aim and n 



THE PILGEIM, 



purpose worthy of your high nature. Set before 
you as the chief object to be attained an end that 
is superior to any on earth, a desirable end — a per- 
fect end. Labor to accomplish a work which 
shall survive unchanged and beautiful when 
time shall have withered the garlands of youth, 
when thrones of power and monuments of art 
shall have crumbled into ashes ; and, finally, aim 
to achieve something which, when these ovir mu- 
table and perishing voices are hushed forever, shall 
live amidst the songs and triumphs of immor- 
tality. 

CORRESPONDENCE. 

In this department we solicit Church news gen- 
erally. In the different congregations of the Church, 
there are incidents transpiring which, if written out, 
and laid before our readers, might become a source 
of much encouragement and comfort, to those 
esjiecially who are isolated from general church 
privileges. Occasions on which there are special 
outpourings of the Holy Spirit, and the a, wakening 
of sinners out of their sleep of death, and their turn- 
ing from the power of Satan unto God. The cir- 
cumstances under which they came. The joy of 
their experience in being born into Christ. The 
expression of hope for a joyful immortality bej'ond 
this life. All of which might afford an incentive 
±0 others to flee the wrath to come, and to seek 
peace and pardon from God, who wills that all 
should be saved. 

Notes of travels by our Ministers : Their observ- 
ations ; what they saw and heard that might inter- 
est the reader. The prosjiect of doing good in the 
various localities in which they traveled. The con- 
dition of society, both morally and religiously. 
-Geographical descriptions of the countries through 
which they pass. The facilities for traveling. 
The prosperity and success of the people in their 
sev.cral engagements. Also biographical sketches 
of the lives of prominent brethren and sisters, their 
sigCj the time of residence in a giveu localitv. Tlie 



condition of the church when they joined with it, 
and what advancement it has made since, &c. 

Correspondence from any of our brethren and 
sisters will be thankfully received, and upon any 
subject that may come in harmony with the char- 
acter of this paper. 

EDITOR'S DEPARTMENT. 

INTRODUCTOEY. 

As I have connected myself with the Pilgrim, 
in the Editorial Department, I feel callo<l upon 
here to give a brief statement of the object in view. 
We have already commenced a work which tons is 
rather more experimental than anything else, yet we 
wish to express a determined purpose to make the 
Pilgrim as nearly what it should be as we possi- 
bly can under the circumstances. We have alread)^ 
been much encouraged by the kind manner in 
which our friends have responded to us. 

We therefore send out this first number of the 
Pilgrim, with much hojie, to as many of our dear 
brethren and friends as we can, hoping that it may 
be kindly welcomed into their families. 

We propose to send out the Pilrim in a clean 
dress, and to do this, we shall aid in guarding it 
carefully, and with a jealous eye Ave shall watch its 
cliai'acter ; and if spots should appear, we hope, by 
the aid of our kind friends, to be able carefully to 
wipe them out. It must be consistent with its name. 
Then, to you dear Brethren and Sistei-s we send it, 
knowing that you, too, are Pilgrims in a strange 
land. We design that it shall aid and comfort you 
on your journey through this world. We wish to 
fill its pages with that which will be food for the 
soul, and to clothe it in garments of righteousness, 
so that all may receive it gladly, and be entertained 
by its weekly visits. We design, also, by the bles- 
sing of God, that it shall be an efficient auxiliary 
in the advancement of the cause of Holiness in 
the Church of Christ, and that it shail give pleas- 
ure, rather than pain, to those who may read it ; 
that it may be a stimulus to good works ; that 



THE PILGRIM. 



the sinner may be confounded by its earnest ap- 
l^eals, and that he may be moved out of his hiding 
place to stand naked before the Lord; that our 
children may read it with profit and delight. 

In the several Departments we hope to be able 
to please and profit all. In order to accomplish 
these ends, we appeal to you, dear Brethren and 
Sistei-s. We urge it upon you to come into our 
columns, with all your strength and ability. 
Write at times when moved by the Holy Spirit, 
and then write out your verj- best thoughts. There 
are many in the Church who might and ought to 
write for the benefit of those who cannot ; and 
there are perhaps many who ought to read, but 
do not. It is certainly a very great privilege to 
take up the writings of those who have spent time 
and employed their best talents for our good. 
Then, dear Brethren and friends, we kindly ask 
you to take the Pilgeim in, and see and hear 
what it may have to bring to you during the com- 
ing year. In order to insure our success in this 
work, it will be necessary that we get a large list 
of subscribei-s for it, which will be readilj- seen by 
those who have a knowledge of the business, and 
also, quite a number of faithful contributors to fill 
and adorn its pages. Finally, Brethren, we com- 
mend our work to God and to your prayerful con- 
sideration. G. B. 



OUE MOTTO. 
Our Motto has been hastily selected, and feai'ing 
that there maj* be "^Tong impressions di'awn from 
it, we take the liberty of giving our own exposi- 
tion. That God was the author of boundaries or 
land mark?, is plainly inferred from the first ac- 
count we have of man in Genesis, "And the 
Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden ; 
and there he put the man whom he had formed." 
The word " garden" suggests to our mind the idea 
of an enclosure, and to have this, there must be boun- 
daries, and to have boundaries there must be land- 
marks. Hence we believe that our first j^arents 
were placed within certain limits, iuside of wliich 



was to live ; but beyond to die. Again, we find 
in the days of Joshua, when Canaan was to be di- 
vided amongst the Children of Israel, the moim-- 
tains, the valleys, the deserts, the rivers, the bays 
and the seas, were all taken as boundaries limiting 
certain portions to each tribe, and in our land'and 
nation our estates are limited and protected by 
" land-marks," and to remove them is a breach of 
law. If God then is the author of natural land- 
marks is he not, also, the author of spiritual ones ? 
When Jesus came into the world to redeem man, 
his first work was to establish a kingdom, and as 
the term kingdom conveys to us the idea of space, 
M"e also have a conception of boundaries ; and as 
Christ's Kingdom was a spiritual one, his land- 
marks are, also, spiritually discerned. In order 
that we may know where the Kingdom of Jesus 
is, he has given us a " Chart," in which the limits 
are plainly designated, and as they have a spirit- 
ual location, they may be moved — ^and have been 
— not by permission, but by assumption ; and for 
centuries thousands, yea millions, have worshipped 
in kingdoms bounded by their own corrupt imag- 
inations, and was it not for the blessed "Chart " of 
Jesus, at this time there woidd be no "God 
Kingdom" in the world, as every vestige of the 
" ancient land-marks" would have been removed. 
But God's lamp still exists, and by its light the 
land-marks of Jesus have been set, and several 
centuries ago carefully reset by our father?, and 
faithfully guarded by them and their successor's 
until the present. Hence we revere their names, 
and abide their councils, and have firm and un- 
wavei'ing faith in the fundamental principles of 
that form of worehip which has been handed do^Ti 
to us thi'ough them and the Holy Oracle. Hence 
our motto: "Remove not the Ancient Land- 
marks which our Fathers have set." If anv of 
our readers have a more appropriate one let us 
have it, as we will always be willing to change 
for the better. h, b. b. 



Do good to all men as you have opportunity. 



THE PILGRIIM, 



THE POOR. 

Among this class of people yve have some emi- 
bent christians and devoted followers of Jesus, 
and as we always have them among us, they solicit 
our charity and command our esteem, and to do 
them good is our duty. In view of this fact, we 
desire to throw in our mite. There are many dear 
members and friends who would like to read a re- 
ligious paper, but feel themselves too poor to pay 
for it. Even the low price of the Pilgrim is a 
considerable tax on their scantj- income. In order 
that they may have good reading matter to cheer 
them through their many trials, we make the fol- 
lowing liberal offer ; Any person sending us ^5.00, 
we will send six copies of the Pilgrim to the ad- 
dress of such poor members or friends, as may be 
designated by the donor ; or leave it to us, and we 
will send them to such names as we may receive 
from others. There arc many poor Brethren and 
Sisters, we feel assured, would be benefited by 
reading the Pilgrim. Again, if you have any 
friends or neighbors, whom you think might re- 
ceive instruction from its iJages, we will send it to 
such on the same terms. Now, dear Brethren and 
Sisters, who will respond to our offer ? Here is 
an opportunity of doing good. " Verily I say 
unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of 
the least of these, my brethren, ye have done it 
unto me." 

TO CONTRIBUTORS. 

AYe invite all who feel an interest in the work 
of Grace to write for our columns. Let your sub- 
ect be such as will not conflict with the princi- 
ples of truth and our motto. All articles in their 
nature calculated to advance the cause of right- 
cousne&s, and to promote peace, unity and love in 
the Church, will be gladly received. Give us your 
ideas in as clear and ■ comprehensive a manner as 
you can, and we will try to put them into proper 
shape. We reserve the jjrivilcgc to refuse, or 
modify, all articles that may conflict with our prin- 
ciples. All manuscript must be accompanied by 
tlic AsrlterV full name and adch'ess. 



OUR PROSPECTS. 

Our prospects, up to the present, arc much 
better than we had at first anticipated. Tlie en- 
couragement already received places us upon a 
permanent basis. We have many improvements 
under contemplation for the Pilgrim, as soon as our 
circulation will admit of it. Among the first will be 
the addition of four more pages, to form a cover, 
which will be for advertisements and other miscel- 
laneous matter, that may be removed before bind- 
ing. On the whole, we have been much en- 
couraged, and received many a " God bless you in 
your noble enterprise." 

OUR PLAN. 

In order that our dear members and friends 
may all have an opportunity of testing the merits 
of the Pilgrim, we have issued a large edition, 
and will send it to the address of all that we can 
procure, kindly requesting those Avho do not wish 
to take it, to keep it clean, and send it back to us 
again. This you can do by putting it in a wrap- 
per and writing our address upon it ; or give it to 
your postma.ster and tell him to return it. Those 
who wish to take it can keep it, but are requested 
to send us their names and address, in order that 
we may know M'ho wants it and who does not ; as, 
after the first issue, we will send it only to actual 
subscribers. In order to give all an opportunity 
of having their names sent before our next issue, wc 
have concluded to delay the next number until 
about the first of Februaiy, after which it will be 
issued regularly semi-monthly, and soon weekly. 
We hope our friends M'ill see the propriety of our 
plan. We could not well do otherwise under pres- 
ent circumstances. We sincerely hope that our re- 
quest will be responded to as soon as possible after 
the reception of the first number. Our terms arc 
so low that Ave hope all will feel constrained to try 
it a year, and then, if we merif not your renewal, 
we ask no more. j\.gcnts, please |^remcmbcr our 
liberal terms, and do all you can for us, and wc 
win feci verv thaukliil indeed. Our terms call 



T HE P I L G E I M . 



for payment in advance, but if there are any vrho 
would like to read the Pilgrim and are not pre- 
pared to pay for it now, thcj^ may send on their names 
and pay as soon as they can. We make this offer, 
feeling assured that our readers will all be honest. 

In all cases give your name, post office, county 
and State, plainly. Sample copies sent free to all 
who call for them, if returned, when not accepted. 

P. S. — Those who have sent their names need 
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baugh, and published by J. B. Brumbaugh & Co. 
We believe that the " Church of the Brethren " is 
the " Church of God," and shall therefore advo^ 
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shall be the promotion of peace and unity 
among us as brethren ; the encouragement of 
the Pilgrim on his way to Zion ; the in- 
struction of our children, and the conversion of 
sinners, carefully avoiding everything that may 
have a tendency to^wards disunion or sectional feel- 
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OBITUARY. 

Died in the Yellow Creek Church, Bedford CO., 
Pa., on the 5th October 1869, Sister Hannah, -wife 
of Bro. David Stayer, and daughter of Josiah and 
Sister Susan Stukey. Funeral services by the 
Brethren to a large concourse of people. Age 
17 years, 10 months and 2 days. 

The subject of this notice wa» baptissed 11 iijo. 
and married 1 year and 5 daj's previous to her 
death by the writer. She M'as a virtuous and obe- 
dient daughter and entered the fold of Jesus while 
young ; was loved by all, and before her eighteenth 
year she perfected her days and died,, as she ex- 
pressed herself on her dying bed, in a full assuvauce 
of a glorious resurrection. Leoxard Furry. 

Dec. 17, 18C9, 

{Ccmpaiu'o;: ])loasc' copy.) 





"eemovb not the ancient landmarks 


WHICH OUR 


FATHERS 


HAVE 


3ET." 


H. B. & Geo. Brumbaugh, Editors. 






J. B. Brumbau 


gh&Co 


, Publishers. 


VOL. I. JAMES 


CEEEK, 


FEBEUAEY 1, 


1870. 




NO. 2. 



ESSAY DEPABTMENT. 



For the piLOBiM, 

THE PRINCE OF PEACE. 

Reflecting on the near approach of the " Ani- 
versary" according to the general accepted chronol- 
ogy of the time that Christ, the Prince of Peace 
"was born into this world, my thoughts were di- 
rected to write a short essay on that important 
event. That such a Prince was to appear in due 
time is manifest from the predictions of God from 
time to time through his holy Prophets. And 
when we consider the state of the world at the time 
in which he appeared, we see the wisdom, mercy 
and love of God vividly displayed, as men had 
accumulated sin to such an enormous degree, and 
their depravity so augmented, that wickedness be- 
came virtue in the eyes of humanity. And he 
that was the greatest tyrant was worshipped and 
applauded as a god. Hence we behold the earth 
drenched with human blood for four centuries pre- 
ceeding the birth of Christ. Kings styled them- 
selves King of kings, thus robbing omnipotency 
of his prerogative of royalty. Each one exerted 
himself to exceed his predecessor in cruelty and de- 
bauchery ; even the descendants of God's chosen 
people not excepted. Well may the Lord pro- 
claim " For every battle of the warrior is with con- 
fusion, and garments rolled in blood." At that 
critical moment God's prophecy was fulfilled, " For 
unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and 
the government shall be on his shoulder, and his 
name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, The 
Mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Prince 
of Peace." Astonishing ! Contrary to nature, and 
beyond human conception did the ' Prince of Peace' 
appear. Born of a Virgin. The personification 



and very image of God's purity stamped upon the 
seed of her offspring ; yea, from obscurity and al- 
most forgotten Seed Royal. Truly amazing seems 
the contrast when we behold kings obtain power 
by conquest and bloodshedding, but Jesus Christ, 
the King of Kings, subduing the prince and 
power of darkness, the Devil, the author of all 
strife and bloodshed mthout any carnal weapons, 
and only a few of his subjects to witness the amaz- 
ing conflict. 

The ushering into the world of that stupendous 
Prince set heaven in motion with joy and exulta- 
tion, the heavenly messengers winging their flight 
through immensity of space to bring the good tid- 
ings to the God-fearing shepherds who watched 
their sheep in the plains of Bethlehem. They be- 
ing surrounded with the brightness of the glor}' of 
God, and beholding the angels of the Lord, they 
were struck with teiTor. Fear not, O sinner, " for 
behold I bring you g-oo«^ tidings of ^7-ea/yoy which 
shall be to all people, for unto you is born this day, 
in the City of David a Saviour which is Christ 
the Lord." Suddenly the angelic host accompa- 
nying him that announced the happy intelligence 
to the i^ious shepherds raised their voices praising 
God. " Glory to God in the highest, and on earth 
peace and good will towards men." What a wonder ! 
AVhat a miracle ! What an astonishing personage 
must that be that caused heaven to rejoice ? The 
brilliancy of God's celestial light to descend to this 
nether world, when gloom and sorrow Is prevail- 
ing and the earth filled witli violence and Avick- 
cdncss. 

Such might have been the thoughts of the godly 
shepherds while in deep suspense, but soon tlic re- 
solve is made, " Let us now go to Bethlehem and 



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THE PILGEIM. 



see the thing which is come to pass, which the 
Lord has made known unto us. And they came 
with haste and found Mary and Joseph and the hahe 
lying in the manger." Conie let us go, brethren 
and sisters, to see Jesus the " Prince of Peace," for 
he left his peace with us. Peace I leave with you, 
my peace I give you ; not as the world giveth give 
I unto you. " Let not your heart be troubled, 
neither let it be afraid." Come sinner, go along 
with us to see this glorious Prince, for he has re- 
conciled you to God. Come, O Come, you will 
find him in the humble dwelling of Mary and Jo- 
seph — xoM. will find him in the Church of God, 
the pillar and ground-work of truth — ^you -will find 
him at the altar in the house of prayer, among god- 
fearing people in the closet, in short, you will find 
him everv^vhere, where love and peace reigns su- 
preme. Then haste, aud get him iu possession here 
in time and he will be 3'our peace and everlasting 
happiness in the world to come. O, tarry not in 
the plains, neither satiate your souls with linger- 
ing in sin, but turn in haste to Jesus, for you will 
certainly find peace in his palaces ; yea, everlast- 
ing peace. leo^s^vrd fxjeey. 
Kcw Enterprise. 

iiiliii • ■ 

For the '= Pilgrim." 

SEAECH THE SCRIPrURES. 

" Search the Scriptures ; for in them ye think 
ye have eternal life : aud they are they which testify 
of me." Jno. 5: 39. "When the Saviour entered upon 
his prophetic mission. He first came to his own 
and performed many miracles among them. He 
healed the sick, raised the dead, opened the eyes of 
the blind, &c., also his manner of coming into the 
world, being born of a Virgin in Bethlehem of 
Judea, his protection from Herod, and the lamen- 
tations, weepings and mournings in Eama, Eachel 
weeping for her children and would not be com- 
forted because they were not, were all fufiUings of 
the prophecies concerning him, in his ovm land 
and nation. They liaving the Oracles of God 
committed to them, he now appealed to them in the 
above language. Search, for in them were the 
prophecies couceniiug their expected Messiah. The 
Saviour refers the Jews to the Old Testament 
Scriptures to convince them that he was truly theu- 
looked for King. The same that is now acknowl- 
edged by the mass of our fellow citizens to be the 
true ]\Ie"ssiah ; and the great proclamation now is, 
that he died and rose again ; and that repentance 
and remission of sins should be preached in his 
name among all nations. The appeal now is, " to 
believe in the Gospel which is the power of God 
unto salvation to every one that believeth." 

Aud as it was necessary for the Jews to search 
the Prophecies to accept their Saviour, so it is now 
necessary for the sinner to believe in the Gospel, 
that tiie" blood of Christ ma v be eifectual to the 



cleansing of the soul. ■ And in order that the Gos- 
pel may be believed, it must be read or heard, for 
" faith Cometh by hearing, and hearing bv the Avord 
of God." The Saviour did not tell the Jews what 
the scriptui'es testified concerning him, only that 
they would find it there. I therefore believe that 
if we can persuade the sinners to believe in the Gos- 
pel and to read it carefully, and prayerfully, we 
have gained a great point ; persuading them that 
the word of God is addressed to the understanding 
of man, and that God calls on man to hear, to be- 
lieve, and to obey ; thus arousing them to a sense 
of their duty, we may accomplish more good, than 
by particularizmg too much upon certain points 
not definitely set forth. The word of God is its 
own interpreter, " for therein is the righteousness 
of God revealed from faith to faith," and by the 
same, " that which may be known of God is man- 
ifest." It is spirit and life. Therefore, ' 'preach 
the word, be instant in season and out of season ; 
reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and 
doctrine." J. s. holslsger. 

Alumn Bank, Pa. 



POK THE PiLGHlU. 



BE READY. 



In writing for the press, we are impressed with 
an idea of the responsibility attending it. "\Ye 
know that it is one thing to write, and quite an- 
other to interest and profit the reader. Y\'e shall, 
however, aim at the latter, and in order to accom- 
plish the object in view we ^-ill try and fix the 
mind upon the subject before us, hoping to enlist 
the many minds to which this may come. 

Then, " to be ready" is the grand feature of our 
subject. In all the engagements of this life, and 
in evers- featm-e of our existence in, and our rela- 
tions to, this world, " to be ready" stands as an 
idea of ^-ital uuportance. In the early part of our 
existence, while under tlie parental control, a 
course of duty may be suggested, and "to be 
ready" to obey, is the secret of joy to the parent's 
heart. jSTothiug can be more satisfactory than a 
will and disposition of this kind on the part of the 
child, and as we advance in life, duties and respon- 
sibilities press upon us from every side, and " to be 
ready" to meet them is what we call noble and 
manlv, and bespeaks for us a name that will be 
honored by all. How happy are the men, or 
women, of whom it can be said, they are always 
"ready"' to do good and kind acts to those around 
them, and to perform the most menial offices, in 
order to render others comfortable and happy. 

Then, if "to be read)^' in all these respects, as 
well as in a thousand other ways, is productive of 
happiness and Avellbeing in us, how much more, 
when the wooing spirit of God calls upon us to at- 
tend to the duties we owe to him, if we be "ready" 
like voung Samuel to say, " here am I Lord," or 



THE PILGRIM. 



11 



" what wilt thou have me to do." In matters per- 
taining to this world we may take excuses when 
called upon to perform certain duties, and perhaps 
lawfully too, but God is all wise, and knoweth the 
time when our redemption should come, and to 
take excuses and refuse " to be ready" now, is not 
only sinful but gross sacrilege; for God has not 
arranged that man should have his own time and 
choice in this matter; therefore "to be ready" wlieii 
"He calleth"' us, is both right and noble, and itis 
only that man or woman who maketh " ready" for 
the " marriage" as one espoused to the Lord, who 
can enjoy real pleasure and happiness in this 
world, to say nothing of that which is to come. 
There is something so beautiful in " being ready" 
that our pen fails to describe it. When we think 
of the ministering spirits that attend those who 
have made themselves " ready" of whom it is said, 
they " do always behold the face of our Father 
who is in Heaven, who may feel themselves sur- 
rounded as with horsemen and chariots of fire." 
Then " to be ready" is blessed, although we may 
feel the approaches of the enemy like the servant 
of Elijah, and we may exclaim "Master what 
shall we do now," but it may be said to us in like 
manner, behold they that be for us are more than 
they that be against us. 

It is true there is an enemy against whom we 
dare not and cannot contend, which is death, and 
this is represented as a thief, who may come upon us 
as in the night, or at a time when we may least think 
of him, and " to be ready" for the thief literally 
requires strength, and the man who may have his 
house secured by means of locks and bolts, can be 
said to be practically ready for the thief, but is only 
really ready when he stands at the door with sword 
in hand, arid equipped with all necessary imple- 
ments for defence ; so of the men or wome-xi who 
may have attached themselves to the church, and 
attended to the ordinances and formal duties be- 
longing to it, maybe s,d,\.diio he practically ready 
for death, but they are only reaZ/y ready when they 
have equipped themselves with the shield of faith, 
the sword of the spirit, the helmet of salvation, 
and their feet shod with the preparation of the 
Gospel of peace, and all the powers of the mind 
brought to bear against the enemy of the soul, Sa- 
tan, who will follow us to the very death bed. 
Then " to be ready" to die is to hold Satan with 
all his host at defiance ; to set at naught a sinful 
world, with all that may please and gratify our 
corrupt nature, and to be at peace with God, and 
in communion with all saints, and to be thus 
" ready," is wealth such as the world cannot afford. 
Now for the summary : Reader are you a youth 
under parental control ? If so, are you ready to 
do the bidding of a father or mother? Remember 
the thief, and Satan may go before him to spy you 
out and to prepare you for his victim ; send him 



away by declaring yourself ready to do your dutY 
to all, and the chances are that you may become a 
good and happy man or woman. Are you a young 
man or young lady about to enter society, or upon 
the realities of life? Have you determined " to 
be ready" when the " still small voice" may enter 
the soul, bidding you to the " marriage ?" Are 
you ready to say "here ami Lord?" Are you 
ready to take the cross and bear it on and up to 
the marriage chamber of the Lord ? If not, pos- 
sibly the thief may not be far off, and the enemy 
may have robbed you in part, already of one of 
the most holy and happy privileges that you could 
enjoy, and unless you turn about and gird on the 
weapons of Gody )u may loose your eternal all. Are 
you a Christian professor? Have you taken the 
cross and borne it through evil as well as good re- 
port ? Are you not only practically but really 
ready ? If so .the thief may come, and Satan 
too, but they will loose their victim, because thou 
hast made thyself ready. G- ^■ 



JESUS AT THE WELL. 
Jesus, weary and travel-worn, sat down to rest 
by the ancient well at which Jacob and his cattle 
had drank so many hundreds of years before. 
While his deciples were gone to the city to buy 
meat a woman comes to draAV water. Jesus intent 
upon his great mission makes use of the present 
opportunity. The simple request, "Give mo a 
drink of water," was the gentle opening of a con- 
versation, which resulted in her hasty retreat, leav- 
ing her waterpot behind and forgetting the object 
of ''her coming. Many are the wells along life s 
journey where the earthly traveler pauses to rest. 
Many are the opportunities for opening friendly con- 
versations which might end in happy and glorious 
results. Fountains of living waters _" spring up 
in places of private prayer, in the Christian family, 
in the church, along the highways of life, in the 
chamber of sickness, and around the dying _ bed. 
Fellow pilgrim! enjoy and recommend this "living 
water" to others, and in Heaven here and there a 
beautiful face will meet you and remind you of some 
sultry noon-day's rest at the well, and of your 
kindly interest and gentle word which drew them 
to Christ. D. E. s. 



Fight against a hasty temper; a spark may set 
a house on fire ; a fit of passion may cause you to 
mourn long and bitterly. Go^t!l•n your passions, 
or thev will govern you. Conquer your enemies 
by kindness, preserve your friends by prudence, 
deserve the esteem of all by goodness. 

Evil thoughts are dangerous enemics,_an(l shoidd 
be repulsed at the threshold of our minds. Fill 
the head and heart with good thoughts, that there 
be no room for bad ones. 



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THE PILGRIM. 



YOUTH'S DEPABTMENT. 

TO THE YOUTH. 

Deak Pilgrim: " What will become of us ? " 
"was the expression of the eldest of seven children 
as their father breathed his last expiring breath. 
As I stood by the bedside of that dying father, 
watching the expiring struggles of nature, hearing 
the heart-rending sobs and groans of the disconso- 
late mother, and the weeping of the children, the 
expression, '• What luill become o/ws" from the lips 
of the eldest child, fell with ponderous weight on 
my heart. 

" What will become of us ? " under the circum- 
stances, and sense in which it was uttered by the 
distressed child, was intended to apply to the nar- 
row limits of the family circle; but to my mind 
they embraced a much wider, and more general 
range in their application. 

" What will become of us ? " in the sense in which 
the young woman uttered it, and its application to 
theii- family in a pecuniary- point of view, I might 
say, under a kind Providence, economj-, proper 
management and care, they need have no fear of 
coming to want. But What will become of them ? 
in a spiritual sense, is big with importance. There 
is the young woman whose words stand at the 
head of this article, yet in her teens ; her next elder 
sister one age younger; they are just going 
abroad in a sinful, proud, cold and uncharitable 
Avorld ; and while choosing their associates, are un- 
consciously moulding their eternal destinies. What 
will it be ? "Will they become the true born of God, 
and be eternally saved ; or will they be lost for 
Avhom Christ died? Then there are the five 
younger brothers and sisters ; the youngest just 
from the breast. What will become of them ? Will 
they escape the sinful pollutions of a sinful world 
and be saved, or will they be sM'allowed up in it, 
and be lost. What will become of them I 

Dear brethren and sisters, we who have been en- 
abled to believe unto obedience, and have tasted 
that the Lord is gracious; what will become of us? 
AVhat trials, troubles, and temptations may we yet 
have to encounter ? Will the Lord deliver us out 
of them all ? What will become of us ? Let our 
watch-word be " Watch and pray, lest we fall into 
temptation." 

What will become of our children whom we so 
fondly love, and whose salvation we so ardently de- 
sire? . If we as parents divest ourselves of our pa- 
rental affections and prejudices, and behold them 
as God does, without respect of j)ersons, see them 
live in pride, and disobedience to God's law ; strik- 
■ ing the hands of fellowship with sinful associates, 
and avoiding the society of the pious, we are con- 
strained involuntarily to groan, and inquire. What 
will become of them ? 

My dear young friends, do you feel 8,ny eoncerii; 



What will become of you ? You who are going 
your own way, do you ever think What will be- 
come of you? You certainly have an object in 
view, you are in pursuit of something. What is it? 
Have, or do you, seriously think of the end of the 
way in which you are going. The Scriptures teach 
us ; " that there is a way that seemeth right unto 
men, but the end thereof is death." Have you 
thought on it, when in your gay and merry com- 
pany? Do you ever think, What ivill become of 
me ? 

Children of my brethren, permit me to be very 
free with you. I love your parents, and they love 
me ; and we jointly love you, and are much con- 
cerned about What will become of you ? Are you 
also concerned? Remember your kind parents have 
done much for you ; they have watched over you; 
they have wept and prayed for you. Many have 
taught you the good ways of the Lord ; do you 
heed their instructions, do you walk in the ways 
of the Lord. If not. What will beeome of you ? 
Dear children, when you frown upon your dear, 
pious parents when they exhort and advise 
you not to do this or the other thing, they know 
is not good for your souls ; but yoic will do it. 
As you disobey their holy counsel, ask yourselves 
the question. What will become of us ? 

I in company with another brother remained 
over night with a brother and sister. It was Sun- 
day night, the daughters had company and occu- 
pied the parlor adjoining the room we occupied. 
AVhen we introduced the worship of God, we 
suggested that the door bet«'een the two rooms 
might be opened. Oh wo, said the 'mother, the girls 
will be so offended. We however, did not fear 
their wrath as much as the dear mother, I presume 
has cause to fear; we opened the door. Dear young 
friends, what do you suppose will become of such 
girls, who will be offended if their company hear 
prayer in their parent's room. Much evil has al- 
ready befallen them; but, what will become of them, 
eternity will only reveal. 

But you say we are not that bad, we love to hear 
the brethren pray in om- father's house. I know 
that many of my readers are not so bad ; and I re- 
joice that you love to hear the brethren exhorting 
and praying with you and your dear Christian pa- 
rents. Many of you I know, (and your tears have 
borne testimony to the truth) love the brethren, 
and would not willingly absent yourselves from 
the hearing of these prayers in your parent's room. 
Some of you too, are almost persuaded to be ChriS' 
tians, and are as the Saviour said of a certain young 
man, JYot far from the Kingdom of God. But 
still you remainoutof the Church, and so are out of 
Christ, and out of fellowship with saints. In the 
barrens of sin, you live without God, and without 
hope in the world. What will become of you ? 
Youi- devoted friend, p. p. SAYLER. 



THE PILGRIM. 



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WAR ON CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES. 

One of the conditions of the ti'eaty of Mexico, 
it is said, is that any future war which may break 
out between the two countries shall be conducted 
on Christain principles. Now we all know that 
this is an age of progress, and that all sorts of im- 
provements are constantly taking place in all sorts 
of matters; but war on Christian principles 
is certainly the latest, and, if it be carried out, we 
think it will prove the greatest of them all. Just 
imagine it. We think we can see the two armies 
drawn out in battle array. A fair field is before 
them ; the ranks are formed, the positions are tak- 
en, the great guns are unlimbered, the Command- 
in-Chief is about to give the orders to fire, when 
an aid comes up and respectfully reminds him that 
the war is to be conducted on Christain principles, 
and that it will not do to fire. " Very true, very 
true," says the Commander, " but what are they ? 
I have read Vanben and Scheiter and Turenne, 
and Coehorn. I have read the lives of conquerers, 
and have studied the campaigns of the greatest 
soldiers, but I never happened to come across these 
principles in any work upon the military art Do 
you know anything about it, Colonel ?" 

" No." 

" Nor you. Major?" 

" Nor I neither." 

" I really don't know hoAV to begin. I suppose 
it would not do to shoot. Suppose Ave send for the 
Chaplain." The Chaplain arrives. " Do you 
know anything about this fighting on Christian 
principles '?" » 

" Oh, yes ! it is the easiest thing in the world." 

" Where are the books ?" 

"Here," and the Chaplain takes out the Bible. 

" Really," says the General, " we ought to have 
thought of this before. It is a bad time to com- 
mence the study of tactics when the enemy is 
right before us. But I suppose we are bound by 
the treaty. What is the first thing, Mr. Chaplain?" 

"Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt love thy 
neighbors as thyself." 

"But these are not neighbors. They are Mex- 
icans." 

" The same book tells us, a little further on, that 
the opportunity to do good to a man malies him 
our neighbor." 

" Will you go on, Mr. Chaplain ?" 

" Love your enemies. Do good to them that de- 
spitefully use you. If a man smite you on one 
cheek, turn to him the other." 

" But while we are praying for the Mexicans 
they will be firing into us." 

" No, they are bound by the same treaty ^ilso. 
It worlis both ways." 

" Then what is the use of our ai'ms?" 

"This is all provided for jn the saro? boob- 



Beat you swords into plowshares and your spears 
into pruning hooks." 

" Then I don't see as there is ami:hing for ns to 
do here." 

" But how do 3'ou ever know which party con- 
quers in this fighting on Christian principles ?" 

" That is the great beauty of it. Both sides 
conquer, and there are never any killed or wounded." 
— Selected. 

THE BIG TREES OF CALIFORNIA. 

From an article in the Children's Friend, under 
the above caption, we extract the following for the 
benefit of our young readers. 

" In Calaveras county, is located the celebrated 
Calaveras grove of " Big Trees," which although 
containing a less number of specimens, (93 I think) 
than the Mariposa grove, is nevertheless noted for 
a few'gigantic old monsters. One of the largest 
of these, which was cut down for exhibition was 
92 feet in circumference, and over 300 feet high. 
It was felled by augers, and required five men 
working steadily for 25 days to accomplish it." 
Surely this is a big tree, but to set your minds to 
thinking let us divide 92 by 3 and we have over 
30 feet for its diameter. Now measure oif 30 feet 
and then you may have a faint idea of the dimen- • 
sions of this Monstrous Tree. You may inquire, 
how did this tree get so big ? It having a favor- 
able location greiu big, just as you may my dear 
young readers, if you make good the privileges 
which are aiforded. Not big in your own estima- 
tion as some call big, but big in usefulness and 
manliness. You are surrounded by advantages 
which the youth of few other nations enjoy. Your 
lot is truly cast in pleasant places. A land of free 
Schools, the Bible and Liberty. With these bless- 
ings in your possession there" is no position beyond 
your grasp. Then look up and be encouraged. 
Think of the big tree and determine that you will 
grow big. Set high j^our mark and never cease 
striving until you reach the point. Ed. 

A TRUE STORY. 

" Once upon a time." as stories were generally 
begun in my childhood days, there lived two sis- 
ters in the town of T 1. Thej^ loved each 

other dearly, as sisters and brothers should alivays 
do. As they were playing one evening on the pave- 
ment before their father's door, the little one, whom 
we will call " BroAvn-eyes," threw a pebble, which, 
unfortunately, hit the elder sister, whom we will 
call "Blue-eyes." Several gentlemen standing 
near, seeing the accident, expected to hear a loud 
scream and angiy voice saying, " You ugly thing ; 
I'll just tell mother! You did it a purpose — I 
know you did — you mean ugly thing," and so on, 
as angry children will talk. 

But these gentlemen heard nothing of the kind. 



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THE PILGRIM, 



For a moment little Blue-eyes stood, ready to cry, 
— for to be hit by a pebble hurts. As I said, Blue- 
eyes stood for a moment looking, at poor, dismayed 
Brown-eyes, then she ran to her, threw her arms 
around her, and said, "Don't cry, little sister; I 
know you did not mean to hit me. Kiss me, dear," 
and the sisters kissed and embraced each other 
fondly. The gentlemen who saw the little ones 
told their father of it, adding, "We never saw any- 
thing like that before." Alas! and is sisterly and 
brotherly love and forbearance so rare a thing that 
the loving sistei's' conduct should call forth a re- 
mark like that ? Dear children, do be kind and 
loving to all, but especially to your sisters and 
brothers, whom God has given you to love. Try 
to be like Jesus, who not only loves those who love 
Him, but He loves His enemies. He died that His 
enemies mio-ht live. 



LOVE IN THE FAMILY BETWEEN 
BROTHERS AND SISTERS. 

" Love is the lltte golden clasp 

That bindeth up the trust ; 
Oh ! break it not, lest all the leaves 
Shall scatter and be lost." 
Little girls and boys, have you any brothers or 
sisters ? If you have, love them a great deal, for 
you do not know how long you may be together. 
And even if you should live to be old men' and wo- 
men, do you not think it would make you happy 
to remember that when you were children you 
never quarrelled? And it you have lost a darling 
little brother, or a gentle, loving sister, there is 
nothing that makes you feel so sad as that some- 
times you were luikind and angrj-. 

" Children, do you love each other ? 

Are you alwaj'S kind and true ! 
Do you always do to others 

As you'd have them do to you ? '' 
We heard of a brother and sister who loved one 
another very much. He Avas the older, and was 
taken ill and died. They laid him out on his own 
little bed, and his mother took his little sister to 
look at him. I caimot tell what she felt and 
thought as she stood and looked at his sweet face, 
as white and cold^as marble; but she wept very 
much. At last she said : 

"Mother,'may I take hold of his hand?" 
After a litte time she j^laced it in hers, when the 
dear child lifting it up and stroking it gently, said : 
"This little hand never struck me! " 
Oh, how pleased she was to think of that ! "Lit- 
tle children, love one another." 

i, "Little children, love each other'; 

Never give another pain. 
If your brother speaks in anger. 

Answer not in -wrath again." 

— AppUs of OolJ. 



THE LORD A SHEPHERD. 

How beautiful and how touching are the words 
of the twenty-third Psalm — "The Lord is my 
Shepherd." How often has the fainting, trembling 
soul been blessed and strengthened by the sweet 
assurance, "The Lord is my Shepherd!" How 
precious to realize in your own heart of hearts, 
that though all earthly prospects may fade, though 
friends may pass away from our sight, and all the 
fond ties of alfection be severed, yet if we can look 
up, and putting our hand into the hand of our 
Father, can say, "The Lord is my Shepherd," we 
are indeed blessed. For does not the Good Shep- 
herd gently lead his flock into " green pastures and 
beside the still waters?" Does he not gather the 
lambs is His arms and carry them in his bosom ? 
Oh, let us remember, in our day of trial and 
sorrow, that our God is a "very present help in 
time of need;" and looking with confidence and faith 
to that source whence all our blessings flow, take 
to our hearts these comforting Avord, "The Lord 
is my Shepherd." 

CORRESPONDENCE. 

StocivTOn, Cal., Dec. 16, 1869. 
H. B. Brumbaugh, James Creek, Pa., 

Respected Brother : AVhen your Circulai* 
Prospectus came to hand there were present Broth- 
era Stephen Broadhurst, A. C. McDonald, Patter- 
son James, and my wife and two sons. The tidings it 
brought us was cheering. "That the Pilgrim 
would soon visit us, with the glad tidings of sal- 
vation, holding the Chart of Jesus Christ for its 
director. Our hearts respond yea and Amen. 
Send on the Pilgrim, for if there ever was a time 
in the history of the brotherhood that calls loudly 
for such a Messenger as the Pilgrim promises to 
be, it is just now. The youth of our fraternitj' 
should be reasonably treated and encouraged to 
take hold of the Word of God. The aged and 
the young should be exhorted to leave off all sec- 
tional, controversial and personal arficles in our 
public papers, and the Cross of Jesus Christ should 
be its great burden ; to proclaim to all, notwith- 
standing this Cross may be to the Jews a stumb- 
lingblock and to the Greeks foolishness, but unto 
them which are called both Jews and Greeks, Christ 
the power of God and the wisdom of God. I am 
glad the Pilgrim claims no other support than its 
own merit and the reward of a just God to bestow 
on it. We ■will wait patiently for the arrival of 
the Pilgrim on the Pacific coast, and then watch 
its progress. Yours in love, farewell, 

GEORGE WOLFE. 

P. S. — Please announce in the Pilgrim that 
the Brethren in California purpose holding our 



THE PILGRIM. 



15 



next Communion Meeting on the 14th and 15th of 
May, 1870, in the Jerusalem District, on the San 
Joaquin river, San Joaquin co., CaL, and we solicit 
the attendance of the Brethren far and near, by or- 
der of the Church. Geo. Wolfe, Jonathan Myers 
and Andrew Gibson, Elders. 



EDITOE'S DEPARTMENT. 



NOTICE 

To the Churches Comprising the First District 
of Virginia: 

Whereas, The time is approaching for our 
Annual District Council Meeting, we, the churches 
comprising the central portion of the District, in 
consultation, have agreed to hold said meeting with 
the Brethren in the county of Roanoke, on Fri- 
day and Saturday before the iirst Sunday in April, 
if the Lord is willing, and we much desire that 
all the churches should be represented. 

As the distance to the Annual Meeting is great, 
and the traveling expenses will necessarily be 
considerable, it has been suggested and generally 
approved, that if a Brother should be sent, who 
did not Otherwise intend going as a matter of 
choice, the churches respectively should unite in 
appropriating means to defray such expenses, and as 
nothing of this kind has yet been introduced in 
our district, it is advised that the several churches 
should consider the matter in council and send their 
delegates to the district meeting, fully instructed 
on this point B. F. jioomatj. 

For the Churches. 
Bonsacks, Va., Jan. 17, 1870. 



Dear Pilgrim : 

It will be well for the American 
people to bear in mind the language of one who has 
gone to the land from whence no traveler returns : 

Our only security against national calamities is 
a, steady adherence to religion, not the religion of 
mere form and profession, but that which has its 
seat in the heart; not as it is mutilated and debased 
by the refinements of a false philosophy, but as it 
exists in all its simplicity and extent in the sacred 
Scriptures ; consisting in sorrow for sin, in the love 
of God, and faith in a crucified Redeemer. If this 
religion revives and flourishes amongst us we may 
still surmount all our difficulties, and no weapon 
formed against us will prosper; if we despise or 
neglect it , no human power can aiford us protec- 
tion. 

Instead of showing our love to our country, 
therefore, by engaging eagerly in the strife of par- 
ties, let us choose to signalize rather by benificence, 
by piety, by an exemplary discharge of the duties 
of private life, under a persuation that that man, 
in the final issue of things, will be seen to have 
been the lx;st patriot, ■^^■ho is the best Christian. 

c. 



PiGRiM No. 2 is now ready for the press, and 
we feel well satisfied with the " make-up," pro- 
viding part of it is not again crowded out. We 
feel thankful to our kind contributors for their 
timely assistance, as we have plenty of articles, 
and some of decided merit, for our next number, 
which promises to be still an improvement on the 
present number. Don't feel disappointed if your 
productions do not ajjpear immediately ; but let us 
still have more. We would be pleased to have 
some good essays to reserve for future use. 
Lengthy articles are not desirable until we get 
more space. Let everything be done in the spirit 
of love, and for the encouragement of the saints, 
especially avoiding any reference to the past, but 
"forgetting those things which are behind, and 
reaching forth unto those things which are before." 

Our issues will now be semi-monthly until 
April 1st, and then weekly. To do this will re- 
quire increased labor and expense. Wc therefore 
solicit our kind patrons to stand by us, and assist 
by still increasing our list. Show the Pilgrim 
to your friends and neighbors, and ask them to 
take it. Those wishing back numbers should 
send at once, as we may not be able to supply all. 
Those who may have received two copies of No. 1, 
will please send one back, or give it to others who may 
wish to take it. When sending lists always state 
who have and who have not received No. 1. 

Please think of our offer to the poor in No. 1 ; 
some have ; while others have misunderstood it. 
Look at it again: For $5.00 we promise to send 6 
copies, all intended for the poor, or gratuitous to 
our friends to whom we may wish to make it a 
present. We are informed of many poor, especi- 
ally in West Virginia and the far West, who 
would like to have the Pilgrim. AVho will send 
it to them ? Let some liberal hearts respond. All 
moneys sent for this purpose will be acknowledged, 
unless not desired. Those knowing of poor 
members and friends who would like to read the 
Pilgrim, Avill please send us their names and ad- 
dress, and we Mill do the very best we can for 
them. 



16 



THE PILGEIM. 



The Pilgrim has now made its first mission of 
love, and extensive has been its travels. Little 
did we think that its pilgrimage would be so dis- 
tant while yet in its youth, but we are a fast people 
in a fast ao;e. What was once a vear's iournev is 
now but a pleasure trip ; raih'oads and telegraphs 
having annihilated distance. Many homes in the 
Sunny South have been made to rgoice at the glad 
tidino-s -which the little messeusrer brou2;ht them • 
and the less remote say : " Come, welcome Pil- 
GEiM, come ! we bid thee welcome !" while at 
the home of its birth it has many dear friends, who 
give it a kindly reception. Again, westward it 
makes its way, and still it finds open arms and 
hearts, until it reaches Prairie land, where the 
homely cottage doors are opened wide to welcome the 
little stranger in. Come to our altars and firesides ! 
but let it be with the divine reticense of Jesus, un- 
garbed with high sounding words, hard to be un- 
derstood. Come, and God speed thee ! Vte jjro- 
fess to be only lambs of the flock and therefore de- 
sire our manna near the ground ; and still on ox 
it goes, until it reaches the land of " big trees" 
where a little band with j oy says : " T^e wait 
with patience for the appearance of the Pilgrim 
on the Pacific coast. Heaven bless the T\"'elcome 
Messenger ! and let yoiu- chief burden be Christ 
and him crucified." If such is the beginning, may 
we not hope for a glorious future ? Many are the 
encourgaging testimonials which we might give in 
favor of the Pilgrim, but we desire to forbear, 
hoping to fill its pages with such soul-cheering 
truths that all devoted followers of Jesus will 
admit it into their Christian homes. 



GOSPEL YISITOE. 
The Gospel Visitor, edited by H. Kurtz and 
James Quinter, is a monthly Chi'istian magazine, 
devoted to the defence and promotion of primitive 
Christiauit}'. The Visitor has been before the 
brotherhood for nineteen years and its character is 
so well known that it needs nothing commendatory 
from us. We have made arrangements to send the 



Visitor and Pilgrim together for §2.00. 
can be ordered from us at the above price. 

Do to others as vou would be done bv. 



Both 



THE PHREXOLOGICAL JOURNAL— 

Is one of the best scientific magazines published. 
Those who wish to knoAV themselves should not 
fail to read it. The Januaiy number has come 
out in a new form, new style and otherwise im- 
proved. Price §3.00, 

Adch-ess S. E. WELLS, 

389 Broadway, Xew York. 



THE SCIEXTIFIC AMERICAN is an ably 
conducted weekly journal, of much intrinsic A'alue, 
and is published at the low price of 83 per annum, 
by ^lunn & Co., 37 Park Row, Xew York. 

Letters received ^vith money up to Jan. 22d, 
from 



Ephriam W. Stoner, 
Eliza Brandt, 
Geo. Y, Kollar, 
Abraham Myers, 
George Swigart, 
Elizabeth Ditch, 
P. P. Brumbaugh, 
C. Custer, 
Jacob Friedly, 
John Lutz, sr., 
Joseph Studvbaker, 
Daniel Wolf, 
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•John Shank, 
John Goodyear, 
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Andrei" Snoeberger, 
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OBITUARIES. 

Died, in the bounds of the Yellow Greek Church, Bedford 
county, Pa , Jan. 9, 1870, Elizabeth, trife of Benjamin Shoe- 
mater, and daughter of John K. and Sister Barbara Teeter, 
aged 23 years, 10 months and 28 days. Funeral services by 
the brethren to a vast audience. Disease, confinement — her 
babe preceding her five days into the spirit land. The sub- 
ject of this notice was an amiable young woman. She lived 
in holy wedlock just 1 year and 15 d»r3. Her ornament a 
meek and quiet spirit, her heart with the Church, but delayed 
her external adoption. May this be an impressive warning io 
all in similar circumstances leosakd ttteht, 

Companion please copy."] New Enterprise. 

Died, in the Snakespring Yalley Church, Bedford co.. Pa. 
JaUj 15, 1870, Sister Catharine Bagley, at the advanced age 
of 82 years and 15 days. Disease, palsy. Funeral services 
by the brethren to a large concourse of people. Text — First 
Cor., 6th ch. and 19 and 20 ver. asdbew ssoebebgee, sr. 
Died, in theKoanoke Chnrch, Boanoke co., Va., Jan. 6, 1870 
David Eller, aged 28 years, 11 months and 11 days. His fu- 
neral was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. 
Services by Brethren D. H. Plain and H. A. Beam, fi-om He- 
brews 9th and 2Tih. j. w. BtlEs, 





"eemove not the ancient landmaeks which our fathees have set." 



H. Bi & Geo. Brumbaugh, Editors. 



J. B. Brumbaugh & Co., Publishers. 



VOL. I. 



JAMES CEEEK, FEBEUARY 14, 1870. 



NO. 3. 



you will feel glad. Do you know what you ought 
to do ? 

You men of the world, who put religion off for 
more convenient season!?, and spend the time God 
has given you for his service in minor, though to 
your view greater matters, look over the record 
and see and feel what the rider on the pale horse 
has done among your ranks during the year 1869. 
Standing upon the threshold of 1870 and looking 
back upon the year just drawn to a close, and you 
will find in these twelve months death has been 
busy amongst those who have filled exhalted mili- 
tary and civic positions in our country's govern- 
ment. The last one of our ex-Presidents who 
had received his office direct from the hands of the 
people was Franklin Pierce. Admiral Stewart 
and General Wool were the nation's oldest servants 
in the Navy and Army, and nearly the only who 
held high stations in our last conflict with Great 
Britain. Six statesmen have died, who, as Cabi- 
net officers, had exercised a powerful and some- 
times almost controlling influence upon national 
policy. Fcssendcn, Walker and Guthrie were 
Secretaries of the Treasury ; Stanton and Rawlins 
had directed the War office ; Amos Kendall had 
been Postmaster General, and M^hen 1869 had 
nearly run its course, there passed away the man 
who, had his life beeu spared, would have shone 
as brilliantly in jurlsjirudcnca as he had already 
done in the management of immense armies. The 
remains of George Peabody arc on their Avay to 
his native country. Henry J. Raymond was a 
rcpi'csentativc man of the highest class of Ameri- 
can journalism, • 

All these, with many other.*, have passed from 



ESSAY DEPARTMENT. 

[Foa TDB Pilgrim] 

HOW ARE THE MIGHTY FALLEN. 

Dear Fellow Pilgriifi : We, who have been j)er- 
initted to enter upon the year in the Christian era 
1869, and live through it, are now one year older, 
and have one less to live. We are one year nearer 
the grave, judgment and the eternal world, than 
when we started out on .the first day of January, 
1869. Let us now, as we enter upon the year of 
our Lord 1870, take a retrospective view of the 
past year ; bring the days, the weeks the months 
in review before us, and we will find the Lord has 
been good to us in the past, and is well worthy 
our confidence for the future. We are miracles 
of grace, and the Lord is wotthy of all praise. 
Let us set out with renewed vigor to serve him, 
each one of us striving to advance in holiness, and 
In increased love of the brethren. Let each one of 
us set apart a portion in each day in the year 1870 
for private prayer — praying for ourselves, for the 
spread of Gospel truth, and for the conversion of 
our own children, as well as for all men. This 
may and for many of us will be our last year. 

If we look over the files of our periodicals we 
will be startled at the number of our dear brethren 
and sisters, embracing elders, teachers and deacons, 
who departed this life during the year 1869. And 
you, my j'oung friends, if you too will look over 
them, you will find many younger than yourselves 
have gone to try the realities of a sjjirit world. 
Some, you will discover, died out of the church; 
who had lived just like j^ou arc to-day living. 
Reading there, you will feel badly. Some younger 
than yourselves died in the Lord. Reading there, 



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THE PILGEIM. 



their sphere in Avhich they shone as lights in their 
constellations. You who survive them are only 
left to follow after. Think well on your ways ; 
for God says "I have overthrown some of you. 
And thus will I do unto you ; and because I will 
do this unto you, prepare to meet your God." 

All things are transient, and passing away. "We 
are pilgrims with our fellow Pilgrim whose pages 
will bear these few lines on his pilgrimage to the 
houses and firesides of those addressed. May the 
blessing of God accompany us together on our 
pilgrimage, and so enable us to live that, if it be 
the will of the Lord that we shall extend our pil- 
grimage over the Jordan of death this year, we 
may have lived holy foot prints for others to follow 
after. "With this, my new year's prayer, I greet 
you, in Jesus' name. Amen. D. p. sayleb. 

Double Pipe Creek, Md. 

[Fob the Pilgrim ] 

•' MINE OWN PEOPLE." 

" I dwell among mine own people." — Second Kings, 4th 
Chapter, and ]3ih Verse. 

Our text carries us back to the days of 
Elisha the Prophet, and is a part of that 
interesting history of the intercourse between 
Elisha, his servant, Gihazi, and the woman who 
dwelt in Shunum, called a great woman. "Why 
she was termed a great woman will appear when 
we come to make the application to the text. 

As appears from the reading of this history, 
Elisha in his travels on his prophetic duties fre- 
quently passed by the residence of this family, 
and they being much edified by his Godly conver- 
sation, concluded rightly that he was a holy man 
of God, and, that they might still enjoy the bene- 
fit and blessings of his society, they agreed to pro- 
vide for him special accommodations. He, grate- 
ful for the benevolence of his hostess, conceived 
the desire to requite her kindness by making suit- 
able returns, and su^^posing that he had acquired 
an influence with Jehoram, the King, and his 
captain.s, he bemg instrumental in the achieve- 
ment of the victory over the Moabites, proposed 
to make intercession with them for her. Accord- 
ingly he instructs his servant to say unto her : 
" Behold now thou hast beejj careful for us ; with 
all this care, Avhat-is-ttrbe done for thee"? "Wilt 
thou be spoken for to the King or to the Captain 
of the host ?" And she answered, " I dwell 
among mine own people." 

This language implies indifference to wordly 
interests or gratifications, and satisfaction with 
present a.'tSOciatioES and &!\ioymocts,- a dlspositioa. 



characteristic of a true child of God Avho has 
overcome, generally, the temptations of life. Few 
of us however, it is feared, have fully arrived at 
that point, and indeed it is very hard for us to at- 
tain to it, for we being social in our natures and 
surrounded by such varied associations, that, not- 
withstanding our better judgment, we are more or 
less inclined to participate in them — as was the 
case with ancient Israel. Though they had seen 
the miracles of God in the land of Egypt — the 
dividing of the waters of the Red Sea, the des- 
truction of their armies in the floods, the M-aters 
flowing from the rock, the heavens opened and 
they provided with angels' food, the terrible judg- 
ment visited upon the disobedient, the marvelous 
conquests over the inhabitants of Canaan, their 
great prosperity under the Theocracy of God — ■ 
yet notwithstanding all this, and the solemn pro- 
testations of their aged Prophet, in whom they 
had implicit confidence, and the a'W'ful consequences 
of which he forewarned them, they steadfastly per- 
sisted in having a king, " that they also might be 
like all the nations, that they might have a king 
to judge them, and to go before them and fight 
their battles," [1st Saml. 12 ch., 19 and 20 vs.] 
not considering that it was their peculiar privilege 
to be unlike other nations, and to be happy and 
prosperous in these privileges " dwelling among 
their own people." 

In view of the dangers of these associations it 
appears that God has always designed that his 
people should be a separate people, and that they 
should not be like other nations, as indicated by 
the word which God put into the mouth of Ba- 
laam, when Balak desired him to curse Israel — 
" For from the top of the rocks I see him, and 
from the hills I behold him ; lo the people shall 
dv/cll alone, and shall not be reckoned among the 
nations." [Numbers 23, 19th v.] Moses saith 
unto the Lord, " "Wherein shall it be known here 
that I and thy chosen people have found grace iii 
thy signt ? Is it not in that thou goest with us ? 
So shall we be separated I and thy people from 
all the people that are upon the face of the earth." 
[Exc. 33, 16 v.] 

" I am the Lord your God which have sepa- 
rated you from othei- nations." [Lev. 20:24.] " I 
the Lord am holy and have severed you from other 
people that you should be mine." 

This as a fundamental principle is acknowledged 
by many of us, but what is our practice ? How 
many of us live the doctrine ? Are we like this 
great woman, conteiited ? Are we satisfied "dwel- 
ling with our own i>eople?" Let us inquii-e, are 
we surrounded by wealthy and enterprising neigh- 
bors, who have their whole minds absorbed in the 
piu-suit of wealth and worldly aggrandizement ? 
No time to read their bibles ; no time to attend to 
private d<n-otion ; no oftbrt to cultivate n?ligi.ou* 



...- — -— ^.. - 



THE PILGRIM. 



19 



habits ; closely engaged all of the six days, and 
intruding upon the seventh, which Gtjd has re- 
served for himself; meditating upon a half con- 
templated bargain, or arranging business for the 
approaching day. Do we covet this enjoyriient 
and fall into their habits to procure them ? If so 
we are not dwelling among our own people. Are 
we surrounded with the gay and fashionable, fre- 
quenting fashionable dining parties and places of 
amusement, or encouraging our children to do so 
by not restraining them or advising to the contrary ? 
If so we have departed from the great principle 
above spoken of, and are not " dwelling among 
our own people." Do we so form associations for 
our children, assisting and encouraging them in 
fashionable and sectarian institutions of learning, 
with all the corrupting influences attached to them, 
and thereby alienating their aifections and inclina- 
tions from the simplicity of the true worship of 
God, and cutting loose the sheet anchor of that 
faith once delivered to the saints ? If so we are 
not properly " dwelling among our own people." 
Have we, through these influences, become w&xk 
ourselves in the faith, and dishonor God and his 
Son, Jesus Christ, by maintaining that his com- 
mands are not important^ or that the keeping of 
them is no spiritual advantage, but merely de- 
signed for carnal purposes or corporeal uses? If 
so we must be discontented and can scarcely be 
said to " dwell among our own people." And 
again, are we surrounded by the society of popu- 
lar professors, who attach as much importance to 
means and measures of their own inventions as 
they do to God's word, discarding and even ridi- 
culing his ordinances, and these means, or institu- 
tions if you please, without authority in God's 
book patented within the last century ? Are you 
encouraging them by your patronage, or example? 
It does not matter how pretty the name, we show 
a disposition to be -like other people, and to that 
extent cease to " dwell among our own people." 
And if we introduce into our forms of worship or 
management of church affairs usages employed by 
political and popular religious organizationSj such 
as the introduction of musical instruments, choirs, 
&c., &c., we exhibit that we have partaken of the 
spirit of advancement, and consequently no longer 
" dwell among our own people." 

Dear Pilgriji, your first visit to the sunny 
South has been performed ; we hail your youthful 
appearance with pleasure, "though your counte- 
nance is fair and ruddy" " n ) one will despise 
thee." We welcome you to the family circle ; we 
like your selection as a motto ; it is in harmony 
with our text. It indicates that you mean to 
" dwell among your o"\^ti people." Our prayer is 
that God will bless you in your undertaking, and 
make your visits always pleasant and agreeable. 
That he njay grant you prosper!^, and that grace 



may be aiforded you, to make you humble and 
thankful. We do not only pray for you, but we 
propose to assist you according to our humble 
ability. If ,you are M'eary, we will try to refresh 
you. If you are weak, look to the Lord and lean 
upon us. If you desire advice or any information, 
such as we have we give unto you. And permit 
me to say here, that doubtless so long as you are 
humble and faithful the Lord will prosper you. 
But should you be prosperous be not highminded, 
but fear, for pride goeth before destruction, and a 
haughty spirit before a fall. Better is it to be of 
an humble spirit with the lowly than to divide the 
spoil with the proud. — Prov. 16:18, 19. 

"A man's pride shall bring low, but honor 
shall uphold the humble in spirit. — Prov. 29:23. 

We will anxiously look forward to the time 
when your visits shall be more frequeut, and ap- 
pearing in increased size and full costume ; but 
we advise that you do not appear spotted with all 
the encomiums and flatteries that may be bestowed 
upon you for that, we think, would Ijetray a weak- 
ness, and very much mar your coiintenance when 
reflected in the mirror of prudence and humility. 



BONSACK, Va. 



Your Fellow Pilgrim 



B. F. MOOMAW. 



TIME IS FLEETING. 



Inasmuch as we are at the beginning of another 
short year of life, it certainly should cause us to 
take a retrospective view, and see how we have 
spent the past year ; whether to the glory of God, 
or to our gratification. Time speeds us on very 
rapidly. " Man cometh forth like a flower, and is 
cut down ; he fleeth also as a shadow, and contin- 
ueth not." On this Jeetrng time hangs our 
eternal destiny. This short life, at best, is one of 
sorrow, of vanity and vexation of spirit. If spent 
in idleness, in folly, and for the gratification of the 
carnal mind, sorrow and woe will be augmented 
when death comes, which any moment may seal 
the final destiny. And, oh ! wliat awaits the un- 
dying soul ? The dreadful sentence — " Depart 
Jroin me, ye workers of iniquity, for I never knew 
you." " There will be weeping and gnashing of 
teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in 
the Kingdom of God, and ye, yourselves, cast 
out." Come then, sinner^ begin the year with a 
new heart, and with a new spirit, and have your 
life M'holly dedicated to God, and to his service as 
commanded in the Gospel of Christ, which is the 
power of God to your salvation. Then your sor- 
row shall turn togladuess, your vanity to reality, 
and your vexation of spirit to joy unspeakable and 
full of glory. " For the ransomed of the Lord 
shall return, and come to Zion with songs and 
everlasting joy upon their heads. They shall ob- 
. tain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall 
' flee aWv'' You may bid iair for life to-day and 



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THE PILGRIM. 



ere next day commences your soul may be in 
eternity. It matters not how old, for death is no 
respecter of age. Many have, in the by-gone 
year, passed from time to eternity, and bitter tears 
have been shed by the bereaved. "When there is 
a hope for the departed those tears may be mingled 
with joy. We beheld, in the departed year, sepa- 
rated by the icy hand of death, children from their 
parents,' and parents from their children, husbands 
from their wives, and wives from their husbands, 
and God only knows who will be here till another 
year has rolled ai'ound. For time is fleeting. 
New Enterprise, Pa.] leosard ftjeky. 

' YOUTH'S DEPARTMENT?^ 

BETHLEHEM'S BABE. 

Knowing that little children are fond of listening 
to tales, I have concluded to tell the little readers 
of this paper one that I hope may profit as well as 
interest. I will endeavor to tell it in a manner so 
plain and simple that every little boy and girl that 
can read may be able to understand it. It will be 
a part of the history of our dear Saviour ; I hope 
it may prompt my little readers to read and study 
the Bible also, and thereby become "wise unto sal- 
vation," that is, to learn what His vnll and com- 
mandments are, and to obey them. 

Slore than eighteen hundred years ago there 
came men from the East called "wise men," to 
Bethlehem and inquired of king Herod where the 
Saviour was, "for they had seen 'Hie star' in the 
East." I have often thought what a beautiful 
star ; for they called it " His star," when they saw it 
they knew it, " and rejoiced" and when they started 
to find the Saviour it went with them as a guide 
" until it came to the place where the young child 
was." But king Herod was a wicked man and 
fearing that as the Saviour would be & king he 
would lose his crown, he determined to have him 
killed, and in order to find out where he M'as, he 
told them to " seek diligently for the young child," 
and when they found him to let him know that he 
might worship him also. But where do you sup- 
pose they found the dear little babe, the Saviour 
of the world? In a stable. His parents were 
obliged to travel, and could find no room in the 
inn, so they were obliged to occupy a stable ; but 
that made no difference, the "wise men" knew who 
he was, and after worshipping him made him 
handsome presents; then our Heavenly Father 
told them in a dream not to tell the king where 
they found the Saviour but to go home another 
way. When the kmg found the " wise men" would 
not return he became very angry ; if you do not 
know I do not think you would guess what he 
did; he commanded men to take all the dear lit- 
^^tle children in that part of the country from two 
years old and under and kill them; thinking I 



suppose thereby to kill the blessed Saviour also. 
How dreadful ! to have all the dear little innocent 
babies killed. But our Heavenly Father did not 
intend His dear Son should be killed at that time. 
He sent an angel to tell Joseph (the Saviour's 
earthly father,) in a dream to take the young child 
and his mother and flee into Egypt." 

But the " wise men " were not the only ones 
that had a beautiful sign sent them to tell them of 
the birth of the Saviour. Whilst a company of 
shepherds were watching their flocks by night a 
beautiful angel from heaven appeared to them; 
they were very much alarmed but he told them 
not to fear that he came to tell them good news, 
he then told them where the Saviour was born, 
and immediately a whole company of angels ap- 
peared praising and worshipping God; what a 
beautiful sight a company of shining angels ! Men 
sometimes trj- to paint and make images of angels, 
but will never be able to make them half as beau- 
tiful 

After a while God told Joseph again in a dream 
that he should return as the king was dead ; so you 
see that although he was king and had the power 
to have all the dear little children killed he could 
not save himself. 

When our dear Saviour was about twelve years 
old his parents took him with them on a journey 
to Jerusalem, on their return they had traveled a 
days journey when they found that he was not 
with their friends, they then turned back to Jeru- 
salem, and after three days found hiru; and where 
do you suppose they found him ? In the temple, 
one of the most beautiful places of worship in the 
city, asking questions and giving answers to the 
most learned men in the country ; they were much 
amazed, but his parents knew that he was the Son 
of God. The Bible tells us he went to Xazereth 
with them "and was subject unto them," that is he 
was obedient to them. 

My dear children one of the lovliest traits in 
children is obedience, implicit obedience, that is 
to "be always ready and willing to obey at once, not 
to feel yourselves compelled, but |to obey cheerfully 
and at once. I hope my dear little readers you 
will remember what I have told you and if there 
is anything you cannot understand, ask father or 
mother or jDerhaps an older brother or sister will 
be happy to go again over the history of the bu-_th 
of our dear Saviour. I may perhaps after a while 
tell von something more about Him. Perhaps 
some of my little readers are foud of poetry; the 
following lines are I think appropriate to M'hat I 
have told you. 

Our Saviour was a lovely child , 

His parents' cliief delight. 
In His liehaviour meek and mild, 
And alwavs acted right. 



THE PILGRIM. 



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A. blessed pattern Christ our God; 

Himself to children gave, 
That they to Him might joy afford, 

And never misbehave. 

THE LITTLE PILGEIm's rRIE^TD. 



[Fob thb Pilorim.] 



KIND WORDS. 



It was once said by a friend, " lay your hand 
gently on the head of a child and address it with 
kind words, and you have won its heart forever." 
We have ever felt disposed to be friendly to the 
youth, and could we now lay our hands on the 
heads of our dear young readers, and whisper in 
their ears some kind words of encouragement 
and advice, and say to them, we love you, and 
hope you are good boys or good girls, it would give 
us much delight; and we would expect to receive 
in return the happy and approving smile, which 
is always begotten "of kind words, and which fall 
like dew upon the heart of ti kind parent or min- 
ister. My dear young friends, you can scarcely 
know how much you may do towards making oth- 
ers happy, and the lovely influence you may bring 
to bear upon the minds of a Christian father or 
mother, and even upon the hardened and stub- 
born sinner. Then will you not lavish your 
smiles and kind words upon all, especially those 
who are anxiously concerned about your well be- 
ing, and whose delight is in your joy. All aged 
and righteous persons love good and amiable 
young people. 

Not long since we were in the house of a good 
brother and sister, who had in their family several 
nearly grown daughters, of whom we were 
obliged to ask a small favor, and it did our soul 
good to see how anxious they were to oblige us. 
We shall not soon forget their kindness; and may 
we not also hope that they may soon become fruit- 
ful branches in the "true vine," or lambs in the 
flock of Jesus, so that " none may pluck them out 
of liis hands." 

Dear young reader, are you kind to your Chris- 
tian father, mother, brothers and sisters? If so 
you ai-e a jewel in their eyes, and perhaps a plant 
for the Lord's vineyard. There is nothing in the 
character of the youth that speaks more highly of 
them than a disposition to love and respect the 
aged. We once knew a youth who especially de- 
lighted in the companionship of aged Christians. 
That youth is now a faithful minister of the Gos- 
pel, ±0 whom both young and old look for counsel 
and advice. ^- ^' 



FLOWERS. 

We love flowers, and therefore we are going to 
have a little talk about them with our young 
readers. Although many of them long ago went 
to sleep, yet they are not dead. No doubt you just 
now think of the beautiful boquet which you made 
for mamma, for a sick little brother, sister, or kind 
teacher ; but they are all gone, gone. While some 
have matured good seed, and dropped in mother 
earth, there to remain until the resurrection morn 
of spring, to come forth ia renewed beauty, others 
practically ivent back, to recupez-ate for their own 
reproduction. With these things we may think we 
are familiar, but they are really mysterious; and 
we mav live and learn a long time before we will 
know 'all about them. But Are are talking about 
flowers — uever mind the howling wind as it chants 
its dying song. Spring time is coming and we are 
beginning to look forward. We say there are two 
kinds of flowers. The one is quite small and its 
beauty can only be seen by close observation. 
Around these you will notice the beautiful little 
honey bees, with many other little bees. See how 
busy they are, gathering the precious sweet from 
the little cups and saucers. You ask, why do they 
spend their time at these little flowers ? Why not 
go to the larger ones ? Well we will go and see, 
Oh what a different society here. What gay crea- 
tures are these sailing around on colored wings ? 
This is butterfly society. They don't like honey, 
as there is none here, but live on meaner stujf. 

The world is none the better while they live, nor 
does it sustain any loss in their death. As there 
are two classes of flowers, so there are two classes 
of people in the world, and two classes of little 
boys and girls to admire them. The one class may 
represent the small Sowers. They are the humble 
and meek. They do not appear so lovely at a dis- 
tance, but the nearer you approach them, the lov- 
lier and sweeter they become. While the other 
class may represent the large flowers. They are 
the proud, the vain and the giddy of the world. 
At a distance they appear lovely and attractive, 
but the nearer you approach them the colder aad 
more selfish they become. 

Now my little readers to Avhich class of admu-- 
ers do you belong? We hope you represent the 
littlo honeybee, that you admir«,and cluster around 
the truly good, noble and lovely. From them 
alone you can draw that manna which will make 
you good and happy in life and prepare you to re- 
alize the blessedness of the life to' come. ed. 



Adhere firmly to morality and virtue, and never 
treat serious things with levity. 

No man may expect to have friends unlcao he 
acts the part^ of a friend tfl othci's. 



Always regard what is said to you by those Avho 
are your superiors in age or learning, and endeav- 
or to profit by their uistructions. 

Time once past never returns. Defer nothing 
for the morrow which should be done to-day.- 



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THE PILGEIM, 



COEEESPOOEITOE. 



Job ibe Pilokim. 

Bko. Edito3S: — 

We as a general rule, feel more 
disposed to report a prosperous, than an adverse 
condition, whether of a temporal or spii'itual nature. 
And inasmuch as Church news has been solicited 
for your columns, I propose to enter that list of 
your contributors. Our Church has for a number 
of years, been ratlier in a depressed condition. Our 
location is such, that during the "Rebellion" 
(through Avhich we have just passed,) our church 
was several times overrun by both contending ar- 
mies. The battle of Antietam was fought in the 
territory of the church ; many of our members suf- 
fered heaAy pecuniary losses, (some lost their all.) 
I know that I am quite safe in saying, that a 
hundred thousand dollars would not more than 
cover the loss sustained by the church in this 
county; quite a number of members, (becoming 
disheartened) sold their property and left the State. 
Consequently, our number was considerably di- 
minished by emigration; a gloom of adversity 
seemed to hang over us for several years, and we 
added but few members up to this time. But now 
those cold clouds are passing away, and the genial 
sun of God's love has again dawned upon us. 

In December last, Br. Moses Miller and Adam 
Bealmon from lower Cumberland, Pa., Adsited our 
chui'ch on a mission of love ; remained with us 
seven days, and filled twelve appointments ; and 
most earnestly and faithfully did they labor, and 
hold forth the words of eternal life, and their labor, 
(I am happy to say) was not in vain ; for sinners 
were made to tremble, and feel the burden of sin; 
and since that time we have added five members 
by baptism, and reclaimed one; and two others 
have made application who will be united in a few 
days; and there appear to be others "not far from 
the Kingdom." Not only have sinners been made 
to feel the burden of sin, and seek the Lord, but 
the church has also been edified and fed with heav- 
enly food; has enjoyed a season of refreshment; 
and I am well persuaded, will go in the strength 
<X thart. meat, fox more than forty days. My arti- 



cle is already too lengthy, and will close by wish- 
ing the Pilgrim a hearty God Speed. 
Fraternally Yours 

Manor Church, V. eeichard. 

"Washington county, Md. 

70R TBiFlLOKIH. 

On the 31st of December, in company with Bro. 
George jSIaurer, we made a visit to the arm of the 
church under the supervision of Elder George 
Shaver, in Shenandoah county Va. This arm of 
the church extends over a large extent of territory, 
but having the advantage of the efficient labors of 
Elder Shaver and Son, and Bro. Peters, we 
found it not as unto an open sepulchre, but a living 
embodiment of vital principle, living branches 
in the Vine. 

Being permitted to spend ten days in this arm, 
and labor with and for the church, at twenty-one 
appointments, for the encouragement of the pil- 
grim upon the way to the Zion of God, and to in- 
vite sinners to accept the offers of salvation, that 
they might escape the " wrath to come." As the 
meetings advanced, the interest of the people and 
the church seemed to increase, so much so that all 
temporal and secular matters seemed to be laid 
aside for the time, and the holy cause of Jesus the 
only theme and subject of conversation and inquiry. 
While the power of God thus displayed through 
the influence of the Holy Spirit, some desired to 
flee to Jesus, the outstretched arms of a loving 
Saviour, for safety. And all who gladly received 
the word were baptized. The scene at the river 
(where baptism was administered,) Avas truly one 
of solemn and impressiA'e interest, many weeping 
Jesus' love to know. B. F. GOOD. 

Waynesboro, Pa. 

Bbo. BnUMBAtrGH: At our Communion meet- 
ing, at the Barren Eidge Church, A^a., there was a 
brother present who had on a black suit of clothes, 
and there was also a sister present, from an adjoin- 
ing State, who afterwards told me if that brother 
Avas a member of their church, (to use her own 
words), they would church him for it. Now this 
was something new to me, ncA'er haA^ing- heard be- 
fore that the brethren, anywhere, objected particu- 
larly to the colors, so that the dress Avas -plain and 
becoming, which his was. If this should come to 
the notice of those w^ho object to the wearing of 
black, I Avould be pleased to haA'e them giA^e the 
scripture for it, if they have any; and if they 
ha\-e only a reason for it, let them giA'e that. I 
haA'e Avritten in the spirit of love, wishing to knoAV 
only the truth as it is in Christ Jesus. 
New Hope, Ya.] s. J. gaebee. 

If there are any that entertain such A'icAvs, per- 
haps it would be well enough to give some reason 
for it. Ea>. 



THE PILGRIM. 



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EDITOR'S DEPARTMENT. 

The time is now come that Pilgrim No. 3 is to 
be published, and we have experienced that we 
hare much to learn. There are many things that 
we should have mentioned in the beginning, and 
there are some things that we should now say 
which we cannot remember. The present number, 
we think, will be a pretty fair specimen of our 
present ideal of what the Pilgrim should be for a 
commencement. We would call the attention of 
our kind patrons to the " make up." First, the 
paper is of a better quality than is generally used 
for this class of journals. Second, the type is new 
— looks well and reads well. Third, the arrange- 
ment is good and the work well executed. Fourth, 
the contents are commendable and in harmony 
witli the original design — all this for the small com- 
pensation of one dollar per year. And yet some 
think this is too much. So says our associate 
Editor. Read what he says below. We say the 
circulation considered, that it is the cheapest peri- 
odical published in America ; and still we promise 
to enlarge and otherwise improve it. We don't feel 
disposed to make too many promises; but give us 
a large patronage, and see what we will do. Our 
agents have our thanks for labor already per- 
formed, and we hope they will still continue to 
work for us. In sending money, always send with 
it the names and address of those who paid it, so 
that we may know to whom to credit it on the list- 
This week we received a postal order for $11 00 
without any name or any thing else with it. The 
letter is marked " official" with the post mark Fred- 
erick, Md. Who sent it ? 

Our contributors will please make good use of 

their leisure time by writing for the Pilgrim. We 

especially solicit a number of shcrt articles to fill 

up columns. Let us have your best thoughts in 

few words. We have often been asked by our 

young friends, " Why not have more marriages 

noticed in your periodical." The only reason wef 

know is, because they are not sent. Wo will gladly 

publish all tiiat may be sent, and even would solicit 

our officials to send them to us, or any person may 

Send them, by the consent of parties directly con- 
t'erned. Wc will have small tjrpe on purpose for 



this and for obituaries. We desire to labor for the 
good and interest of all our readers; and therefore 
we hope you will try to assist us. Don't hold back 
on account of money. Send on your names and 
pay for it any time during the year. We are pre- 
pared to accommodate our readers, and we are 
determined to do it. Come along tlien, and see 

whether there can any good come out of Nazareth. 

Ed. 



While on a visit recently to the brethren iu 
Juniata, Cumberland, and Franklin counties, we 
were pressed with many inquiries respecting the 
object and motives of the Pilgrim ; many of which 
we tried to answer. To some, however, we were 
unable to give the desired satisfaction, partly on 
account of having only limited control of it, and 
partly on account of indisposition. And in connec- 
tion with the above, we have learned that a great 
variety of opinions and notions exist among our 
dear brethren as to what the Pilgrim should be, 
and what should appear in its columns. To all 
these it would be impossible for us to give attention ; 
but we are happy to say, tliat tlie popular senti- 
ment comes in harmony with the one with which 
we started out, and which has already been set 
forth ; so we think that wc shall have no difficulty 
in meeting the demands of our readers in that 
respect; but there seem to be other demands that 
we may not be able to meet so readily ; one of 
which is the enlarging of the paper. We felt 
urged in a few instances to promise to make an 
effort to have this done soon; but upon consultation, 
we have founi it imprudent to do so until perhaps 
the latter part of the present year. We will hope, 
however, that our dear brethren and kind readei'S, 
will indulge us with a little patience in this par- 
ticular, as we are looking forward to a time when 
we may be better able to please all. We will here 
call attention to the improvement Upon the second 
number, wliich is quite material. The columns are 
lengthened nearly one inch ; and the leading 
removed, which makes an addition of nearly one 
fourth of the reading matter. With this, we hope, 
our readers will be satisfied for tlic present; espe- 
cially do we think so when you sliall have consid- ^ 
ered the great cost of getting up a work of tliisJdnd, 
and the small price we arc asking lor it It is cer- 



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THE PILGRIM, 



tainly our object to do the very best we can for 
our friendly readers, and while we do this, may we 
not hope, that you will do the same for us. There 
are many perhaps ■ who would take the Pilgrim, 
if they were acquainted with it, and knew its char- 
acter and object. Therelore we kindly ask all of 
our patrons, as well as our agents, to make some 
effort in the way of introducing it to their neighbors 
and friends, as well as to the brethren and sisters 
(as we want all to read, and be profited by it.) 
The more that is done in this way. the sooner we 
will be able to enlarge. We will here say, that 
while visiting among the brethren, we met with 
many vei-y kind friends, whom wo have many rea- 
sons to believe are interested in our work, and with 
whom we formed a very agreeable acquaintance 
and we hope by the medium of the Pilgrim, to be- 
come more familiar with many of the people of 
God. G. B. 



THE PILGRIM- 

The Pilgrim, edited and published by Brum- 
baugh Bro's., is a Christian journal, devoted to 
Religion, Moral Reform, Domestic News of the 
Church, Correspondence, Marriages, Obituaries, 
&c. The Pilgrim will be burdened with invig- 
orating food for mind and soul, aiming to be ti-uly 
Christian, and having for its purpose Essential 
Bible Tel'THS. It will advocate, in the spirit of 
love and liberty, the principles of true Christianity, 
and shall labor for the promotion of peace and 
unity among us as brethren ; the encouragement 
of the pilgrim on his way to Zion ; the conversion 
of sinners, and the instruction of our children — 
carefully avoiding everything that may have a 
tendency towards disunion or sectional feelings. 
The Pilgrim will be published on good paper, 
new type, and in good sfr^'le, and will be issued 
semi-monthly until April 1st, and tlien weekly. 

TEEMS : 
Single copy 1 year, payable in advance, $ 1 00 
Eleven copies (the eleventh for Agent), 10 00 

Any number above eleven at the same rate. 
Address, H. B. BRUMBAUGH, 

James Creek, 
Pluntingdon co., Pa. 



THE GOSPEL VISITOR. 

A monthly publication devoted to the ex;hibi- 
bition and defence of Gospel principles and Gospel 
practice, in their primitive pm-itj^ and siniplicitj-, 
in order to promote Christian union, brotherly 
love and universal charitj*. Edited by Henry 
Kurtz & James Quinter, and published by C. J. 
Kurtz, Dayton, Ohio. 
Terms : Per year, in advance, $1 25 

The Visitor and Pilcjeim sent together for 
%2 00. 

p. S. — Those accepting this (ffur will not count in car Glut) 
Terms. Any persons wishing the Pilgrim and not having the 
money now, may send oB their names and pay for it when 
more convenient. Subscriptions may be sent at any time, and 
back Bumbers will be sent as long as we cnn supply them. 

HOW TO REMIT : Checks or drafts for large amounts are 
the safest. Postal Orders, made payable at Huntingdon, are 
also perfectly safe. Where neither of these can be tad it A^ 
be sent in registered letters. Small amounts Can be renritted 
by letter, if put in carefully and well sealed. 

LETTERS received with money up to February 7th : 
V. Eeichard, Martin F. Garber, Abraham Summr, 8. J« 
Garber, Abraham Naff, Miss Fannie Harshberger, W. G, 
Shrock, B. F. Moom»w, Moses Miller, Jaeob Price, Michael 
Basher. Samuel Welty,John*SpaDogle, 2, Jacob Berkey, Wm. 
Panabaker, A. S. Bechtel, Abraham Bowers, John Glock, J. 
K. Foglesomer, Samuel C. Bashor, Stephen Hildebrand, E. 
Longenecker, Reuben Young, Jonathan Kessler, J. Newcomer, 
John A. Clement, Aaron Diehl, John Hnnsaker, John Custer, 
Catharine Kline, H. H. Sprankle, S. W. Humberd. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



" Live whilst you live," the epicure would say, 

And seize the pleasures of the present day, 

" Live whilst you live," the sacred preacher cries, 

And give to God each moment as it flies, 

Lord, in my views, let both united be; 

I live in pleasure whilst I live to Thee." 

HoUidaysburg, Pa. Miss E. E. s. 

FiTLL OP Love. — The sun is full of heat and 
light, and it asks no questions as to how it shall do 
good, but is perpetually pouring out its golden flood. 
The spring that sparkles at the foot of the hill is 
full ; and, asking leave of no one, is forever well- 
ing forth its sweet waters. So the Christian, if 
onlv full of the love of God and man, and shedding 
around him benign influences as a natural result, 
cannot help doing good. 

A WORD OF KINDNESS is Seldom spoken in 
vain. It is seed which, even if dropped by 
chance, will spring up a flower. 





"eemote not the ancient 


LANDMARKS WHICH 


OUR FATHERS HAVE 


^ 

SET." 


H. B. & Geo. Brumbaugh, Editors. 






J. B. Brumbaugh & Co 


, Publishers. 


VOL. I. JAMES 


CEEEK, 


MARCH 


1, 1870. 


NO. 4. 



ESSAY DEPAETMENT. 

[FOK tHE PlLGEIM ] 

To-day, if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts. 
—Psalms 95: 8. 

Dear Pilqeim : As you pass to and fro over 
the ■world, you have an enviable opportunity to 
" do good and communicate." You visit the aged, 
the hoary headed pilgrim, who has seen more of 
this vile world than you have, the strong and 
vigorous and the youthful, the men and women of 
business, enterprising, energetic spirits, who are 
always " troubled about many things," and the 
indolent and improvident, who " don't work," as 
St. Paul has it. You visit the searchers after the 
mysteries of godliness, who talk and think about 
their home in Heaven, the blessed company there, 
the narrow causeway that leads to the pilgrim's rest 
and the landmarks which our ancient fathers (in- 
cluding the Apostolic) have set. You also visit 
the unwary, the careless, the fearful, the doubter, 
" the disputers of this world," the profligate, the 
intemperate, the abandoned, and all the company 
of the Evil One. 

What a vast field of usefulness ! What a 
record of worth can be established ! To the latter 
class, the unconverted, bear a message of love 
from the Lord of Heaven. Poor sinner ! I say 
poor- sinner, for of all the poor you are the poorest, 
being without hope and without God in the world. 
Hear the admonition which the voice of love 
bears to you in our text : " To-day, if ye hear His 
voice, harden not your heart." There are three 
different ideas expressed in it, which I wish you 
to note. They are not adverse to each other, but 
only declare different parts of the same immutable 
eternal tmth. It save ; 



1st. " To-day, if you hear." You will under- 
stand that you cannot hear it to-morrow. It de- 
clares to you that the future is not yours. Sinner, 
how much time do you possess ? How much have 
you inherited ? How much have you bought or 
can you buy with your gold? Examine the 
records in your court house and see how much 
you have a deed for. Ah ! I can tell you how 
much, not one second, not one second, and a wail of 
anguish comes up from the departing spirit of the 
unforgiven, echoing not one second of time. Then 
what are you waiting for? O, I'll repent to-mor- 
row. Yes, that dreadful siren of the father of lies 
has infected you, I say, before to-morrow you 
will be summoned to the judgment. I'll repent 
when I've married a wife. Why not before? 
Will a godly life be a hinderance to you in secur- 
ing your associate for life, your partner to the 
tomb ? Will God's blessing be of no importance 
in this the most important step of your life ? Say 
not so, but choose fii'st the Kingdom of God and 
all else shall be added. You must remember and 
not forget that God's mercies are only to the pen- 
itent, and not to the impenitent. The latter may seem 
to flourish, but when you consider the end of their 
days you will find they are not. 

Hasten, sinner, to be wise, 
Stay not till to-morrow. 

You are blessed to-day ; you talk, hear, see, eat, 
sleep, &c., now; why not obey God, 'the Author 
of these mercies, now? Then, to-day, if you 
hear his voice, harden not your hearts. 

2nd. It says, " If you hear His voice." There 
seems to be some doubt implied here whether you 
will hear his voice to-day. But you must remem- 
ber that whether it is dovhtftil or fiire, depends 



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on yourself. You have ears to hear, and if you 
ivant to hear his voice you can hear it. So the 
matter is M'ith you. You are sovereign. Your 
"will is untrammelled. But I want here to call 
to your attention the illustrious personage 
or rather the mighty eternal that speaks. 
This is not the voice of man that you are admon- 
ished to hear, else you could turn away without 
danger, but it is God's voice. It has spoken very 
terribly to the sons of men in the past. At one 
time it so terrified the chosen people of Heaven 
tliat they entreated that they might not hear it 
again. But see how it speaks to us now. In 
these last days he speaks to us by his son, that is, 
through the jSTew Testament. It cries mercy, par- 
don, forgiveness, through the blood of Christ. 
Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy la- 
den, and I will give you rest. If you are tired 
of your vanities and follies, and profanity, and 
all other weaknesses vrhich afflict you, then come 
to Jesus. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways, 
for why will ye die, oh, house of Israel? ^A'hy 
should you die unregencrated when salvation is 
offered without money or without price ? AVhy 
should you dare the wrath of Jehovah, and despise 
his threatenings, and walk in the open road to 
hell, when you can enjoy his love and aifectionate 
favor, his blest promises here, and after death a 
blissful home in Heaven, the joys and happiness 
of which no mortal tongue can describe, or heart 
conceive. 

His voice then speaks to you through His book, 
through His Son, through His ministers whom you 
hear, or ought to hoar, every week. It speaks to 
you through His continual, never-ceasing ever-re- 
turning mercies, the light of the Sun, the Moon and 
all the heavenly host that adorn the evening sky, the 
changing seasons, seed-time and harvest, the rain 
and snow and hail, the storm and calm, your food 
and raiment, home, friends, kindred, all that you 
enjoy convey the voice of God, for " from him 
Cometh every good and perfect gift." 

This voice shook che earth, " but once more he 
will shake, not the eai'th only, but also heav- 
en," Then what will you say? Ah! it is writ- 
ten what vou will sav. You M'ill sav, oh ! re 



rocks and mountains fall upon us and hide us 
from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, 
and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great- 
day of his MTath is come and who shall be able to 
stand. That will be a horrid imprecation. If 
you should heai- one of your neighbors invoke 
such a calamity, you would say he was either 
crazy or drunk or both. When every mountain and 
every isle shall fly away at that awful voice, (awful 
to the sinner, but full of melody and sweetness to 
the humble disciple), the poor unconverted will 
stand, or rather will fall before the great Judge in 
all the naked repulsiveness of their filthiness, un- 
washed, unredeemed, foul and abominable, ac- 
cursed and condemned, forever from the presence 
of God and the joys and glory of Heaven. 

3d. It assures you that you have the power to 
accept or reject. '" Harden not your hearts." 
Could you desire more favorable terms? _Your 
salvation is in your own hands, and if you con- 
tinue in your sins, you deliberately and madly 
cast it fi-om you. Your Lord and Master has 
mercifully granted you your ovrn choice, and if 
you are lost you cannot reproach him. ]J\ot only 
is your salvation or damnation committed to you, 
but the height of joy in one, or the depth of mis- 
ery in the other, is also in a great measure within 
your control, for " the measure you mete to others 
will be meted to you again." That is altogether 
reasonable and just. Forgive as you desire for- 
giveness. Be merciful as you hope for mercy, <S:c. 

If you were subject to others, and they fettered 
and entrammelled you, then you might justly mur- 
mur at your hard fate, but, as it is justthe reverse, 
vour miseries will be only more intense and terrible. 
To be condemned forever, to weep and wail in aA\'ful 
anguish in that horrid lake or sea of fire, when you 
could far more easily have secured a mansion in 
Heaven, will be too unspeakably dreadful to contem- 
plate. Accept, then, the admonition here offered you, 
" Let the wicked man forsake his ways and the 
unri'rhteous man his thoughts." Hear the words 
of our text, and don't forget to remember them : 
"To-day if you hear His voice, harden not your 
'hearts." D. c. iiooiLrVW. 

Ciovar Dale, Va. 



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IGNORANCE THE PARENT OF VICE. 
Popular opinion, we are aware, diiFers from our 
view as regards the truth of the assertion which 
heads this article. Popular opinion, we are like- 
wise aware, is seldom correct in its estimate of 
people and things. This is highly consoling. 

The uneducated masses do not know the value 
of scholarship, hence they condemn it. As a 
child would value a piece of cut glass as much as 
it would a diamond of similar size and shape, so 
do the illiterate become attached to ignorance 
and vice, because they know nothing of the beau- 
ties of education and virtue ; give them the one 
and they will love the other. 

Parents and guardians need not fear that those 
under them will receive too much book knowledge. 
Many superficial people are very fearful lest their 
children meet some peculiar sentiments in the 
course of their reading. By this we mean that 
they would not have them read anything which 
differs in the least from certain dogmas of their 
church, or which is against certain popular beliefs 
keld sacred by themselves. This is laying an 
excellent foundation for prejudice (and its twin 
sister ignorance), to build upon. It may not 
appear wrong to those who do it, but they must, 
sooner or later, feel its effects upon the minds of 
those upon whom it is exercised. We hold that 
if a child be taught to deem such narrow minde<l- 
nessjust, that will be the standard by which it will 
judge people and things when it grows up ; hence 
its ideas of life must ever be out of place, obscure 
and imperfect. AV^e hold that such an act on the 
part of parents and guardians is not calculated to 
develop pure thoughts and generous views in the 
minds of the young. 

Too many p302>le fear education; they frequently 
deny that they do, but a skillful conversationist 
will procure the truth in a five mintue's talk 
with them. The faciuations of vice only charm 
those ignorant of its real nature. Educate your 
sons and daughters. Teach tliem that it is beau- 
tiful to do good, and that mental if not bodily 
misery must follow sin, and the;v' will shun it. 
Scholarship and religion alone can refine and 
make virtuous the uncultivated and immoral man; 
of course there are rogues, as many people say, 
who are talented men, but have those people who 
claim that as an argument against scholarship, ever 
founda thoroughly ■tdwQVite:^ man a common plun- 
derer and a ver'y wicked man? Very few men 
who have ever been educated up to an ordinary 
standard, turn out to be worthless. What class 
of beings universally head mobs"? What class of 
beings thundered at the doors of the royal palace 
of Versailles, during the French Revolution, 
and demanded the head of Marie Antoinette? Was it 
the scholars and refined menand women of France? 
Ringgold, Md.] sidnev .iohnson. 



[Fur THE Pilgrim ] 

CHRIST. 

Up on the shameful cross by faith 
Chirst, the Son of GoH, we see ; 

But to an inglorious death, 
Crucified for you and me. 

Tfiere we see hiui bleeding, dying, 

Hanging on the cursed tree ; * 

'Neath our sins behold him lying, 
Crucified for you and me. 

Though the scone was dark and fearful, 

And the sun forbade his light, 
Though the crowd was sad and tearful, 

And the day was dark as night, 

Yet from out the shades of sorrow. 
From the darkness of the night. 

Comes there forth a glorious movrow, 
Eeams a pure, refreshing light. 

if again by faith we wander, 

Christ, our risen head, we sco 
Sitting by the throne up yonder, 

Pleading there for you and me. 

If we could but half his sorrow, 

Half his love for us conceive. 
All would, ere there comes to-morrow, 

Trust, embrace him and believe. 
New Pleasant Grove.] mollie a. qrim. 



[SEtECTSDSVE. R. SriFLER.] 

" WHAT THEN ?" 

After the joys of earth, 
After its songs and mii'th, 
After its hour of sight, 
After its dreams so bright — 
What then J 

Only an empty name, 
Only a weary frame. 
Only a conscious smarf, 
Only an aching heart. 

After this ompty name, 
After this weary frame, 
Aftfrthis conscious smart, 
After this aching heart — 

What then? 

Only a sad farewell 

To a world loved too well ; 

Only a silent bed 

With the forgotten dead. 

After this sad farewell 
To a world loved too well ; , 
After this silent bed 
With the forgotten dead — 

AVhat then ? 

Oh, then, the Judgment Throne I 
Oh, then, the last hope — gone I 
Then, all the woes that dwell 
In an eternal Hell ! 
HoUidaysbnrg, Penna. 



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YOUTH'S DEPARTMENT. 



"FATHER KNOWS." 

A gentleman was one day opening a box of dry 
goods. His little son was standing near, and as the 
father took the packages from the box he laid some 
upon the arm of the boy. A little friend and 
playmate of the merchant's son was standing by 
looking on. As package after package was laid 
upon the arm of the boy, his little friend began 
to fear his load was becoming too heavy, and said: 

" Johnny, don't you think you've got as much 
as you can carry ?" 

" Never mind," dear little Johnny answered, in 
a sweet, happy tone, " father knows how much I 
can carry." 

Brave, trusting little fellow ! He did not grow 
restless or impatient under his burden heavy 
though it doubtless seemed. There was no danger, 
he felt, that his father would lay upon him a 
burden too heavy for him. His father knew the 
strength, or rather the weakness of that little 
arm, and would not over task it. More than all, 
his father loved him and could not harm him. 

It is such a spirit of loving trust in him that 
God desires all his children to possess. He says, 
" Except ye be converted, and become as little 
children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of 
heaven." 

A child may not understand why he is obliged 
to perform a certain action, or why he is sometimes 
refused that for which he very much longs, and 
which it is in the parent's power to bestow ; but 
if a dutiful child, he will submit cheerfully, feel- 
ing that father or mother knows best. Sometimes, 
when a child interrogates a parent as to some 
course wfeich he has been asked to pursue, he re- 
ceives this answer : 

" My child, I cannot explain this to you now; 
you are not old enough to understand it ; but 
some day you shall know all, and then you will 
see that father's way was the best way." 

So God calls us to wallv in a path where all be- 
fore us is dark. We cannot understand his deal- 
ings, but he bids us put our hands in his and 
press on, trusting to his infinite wisdom and his 
loving guidance. We may not know in this life 
-why our heavenly Father led us in such devious 
paths, but in the light of eternity all will be 
made clear. Then shall we not only see that 
God's way is not only the best way, but the only 
way. God afflicts not willingly. If he lays a 
burden upon us, it is because the chastening, which 
for the present seemeth grevious, will afterward 
yield the peaceable fruit of righteousness. It is 
sweet to the child of God to feel that his heavenly 
Father knows how much he can bear, and will not 
lay upon him burdens too grevious tobefbomej 



sweet, too, to feel that he will not be left to carry 
his sorrows alone. Into his bleeding heart the 
Comforter will come and heal the wounds that 
Love has made, and in his weakness the everlast- 
ing arms will be underneath him. 



The rose is sweetest when it first opens; the 
spikenard root, when the herb dies. Beauty be- 
longs to youth, and dies with it; but the odor of 
piety survives death, and perfumes the tomb. 



Time once past never returns. Defer nothing 
for the morrow which should be done to-day. 

CORRESPONDENCE. 

Dear Pilgeiji : I promised to give you a re- 
port of my journey and visit to Mifflin and Blair 
counties, Penna. 

I left home on the morning of the 7th of Janu- 
ar)^, 1870, and went byway of Brownsville to 
Pittsburgh. The steamboat being behind time, I 
missed the train on which I should have gone 
East, and therefore did not reach Lewistown, the 
place of my destination, until 8:25 P. M. Being 
too late for .meeting, I made my way to the house 
of fi'iend Wm. Panabaker, where I was taken in 
and cared for. His wife is a daughter of my es- 
teemed brother Christian Long, of Iowa. Bro. 
Grabill Myers, my colleague, having arrived, 
filled the appointment Saturday evening. 

Sunday morning I was taken by fi-iend Pana- 
baker to the Dry Valley Meeting-house, for meet- 
ing at 10 A. M. Here I met the brethren and 
sisters assembled for worship. We continued to 
meet here every day, forenoon and evening, until 
Thursday evening, 13th. On the 14th brother 
Myers returned home, to attend his appointment 
at Warriorsmark. I was taken to visit brother 
Isaac Price, (a deacon), who had been sick for 
some time. Brothers Charles Eoyer, and John 
Beaver, of Buffalo Valley, assisted at the meet- 
ings in Dry Valley, and they, with Elder Jacob 
Mohler and others, were with us at brother 
Price's. My visit among the members of Dry 
Valley congregation was very pleasant, and I ad- 
ded many names to the list of those " I love tp 
remember," From brother P,rioe's I was taken 



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by brother Archy Vandyke to his house. This 
was the first time that I ever visited his dear and 
interesting family. There was meeting that even- 
ing in the Aurand school-house. Brother Archy 
took me to meeting and then back to his house, 
where I was kindly cared for and enjoyed good 
rest. The next morning at 10 A. M. meeting 
at the same place again. Here brother William 
Howe, one of the ministers of the Dry Valley 
congregation joined us. Dined with brother Geo. 
S. Myers, a young minister of Dry Valley con- 
gregation. This ended my time in that congre- 
gation. Having attended 12 appointments, and 
visited 12 or 13 families. 

On Saturday 15th, in the afternoon, I was taken 
by brother Archy Vandyke to the Spring Run 
congregation. In the evening we commenced our 
meetings in this congregation. At this place I 
met Bro. H. R. Holsinger, editor of the Compan- 
ion. But as we lodged at different places, we 
had not much conversation. I also met my es- 
teemed young Brother, John B. Brumbaugh, of 
the Pilgrim. Had a satisfactory interview with 
Brother John relative to the prospects of the PiL- 

GEIM. 

On Sunday, the 16th, Bro. Jos. R. Hanawalt 
took me to Myers' school-house, at 10 A. M. 
where we met a small bu\; very attentive congre- 
gation. Dined with Brother Abraham Myers, a 
minister in Spring Run congregation. In the 
evening visited our dear young sick Sister Grimes 
(or Graham). Meeting in the evening in the 
Meeting-house; also on Monday, at 11 A. M. and 
evening. Brethren Mohler, Howe and Vandyke 
of Dry Valley, were present. On Tuesday Bro. 
G. Myers joined us again. On Wednesday even- 
ing I was taken to the Mattawanna school-house. 
Thursday was taken to Meeting-house again. 
Thursday evening closed our meetings in the 
.Spring Run congregation. I was happy to find 
the members, generally, alive and active, in this 
congregation. I attended 11 appointments, visit- 
ed 12 different families, and added many names 
to those "I love to remember." 

On Friday morning I took my final leave of 
,tte brethren at Spring Bun, and taking the cars 



11:22 A. M., I passed on to Tyrone. Brother 
Myers, my colleague, passed on home, while I 
stopped off at Tyrone. Walked over to the 
Companion office, where I met Brother Holsinger. 
Found his family well, except his oldest daughter, 
who had the mumps. In the evening had meet- 
in Brother Holsinger's "hired house." Re- 
mained over night with Brother Holsinger and 
family. Had a pleasant visit. 

On Saturday, the 22nd, took the train for Hol- 
lidaysburg. As we passed Eldorado, (Brother G. 
Myers' station), Brother Myers stepped in the 
car, and at HoUidaysburg took the stage for Mar- 
tinsburg, Blair co., where we arrived in the even- 
ing, and where we were met by Brother — 

Snyder, and taken to the Clover Creek Meeting- 
house, where we held meeting same evening. Met 
at same place next day at 10 A. M. After meet- 
ing, I was taken some eight miles North, where 
there were appointments for Sunday and Monday 
evenings. I filled these appointments, while 
Bro. Myers remained at the Meeting-house. On 
Tuesday we met in Martinsburgh, in the place 
the brethren worship. Had meeting at 10 
A. M., and evening at same place. Lodged 
with Brother James Kenaerer, at whose house I 
lodged six years ago, at the A. meeting. We 
were well cared for by this very kind family. 

Wednesday morning we took the stage for 
HoUidaysburg. At HoUidaysburg we took the 
i*ain for Altoona. Stopped off at Eldorado with 
Brother Myers at his residence. Spent the after- 
noon pleasantly with his kind family. At 7 P. 
M. took the train again, and arrived at Pittsburgh 
at 2 A. M. next morning. At 5 A. JI. took the 
stage for Washington, our county town, where! 
arrived at 1:15 P. M. Here I met my oldest 
son with the buggy, and arrived at home at 4 P. 
M., Jan. 27th. Found all well. Thanks, yes, 
heartfelt thanks to God for his great mercy to us. 
And many thanks to the dear brethren and sis- 
ters for their great kindness to me. 

JOHN WISE. 

Scenery Hill, Pa., Jan. 29, 1870. 

This report should have been in Pilgbim No. 
3, but was just one mail too lflt&.— JE^. 



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fFOB TBS FILOBIU.] 

Deak Editor : On the 6th of January I 
started for Bloomingdale (where I have pitched 
my tent), for the purpose of visiting my fellow 
pilgrims in their diifereut localities, and see how 
they are getting along on their journej^, and if I 
found any obstacles in their way hindering their 
progress, I would offer my assistance to remove 
the same, and in so doing receive mutual benefit 
and encouragement ; and truly I was not dis- 
appointed. We were truly strengthened and 
comforted t )gether, and resolved to double our 
diligence. 

I passed from Lagrange, Ind., over to Elkheart. 
I need not tell who they were that conducted me, 
their names I trust are recorded, and the acts of 
kindness stand on the page of credit where all 
acts of that decription will be found in the day of 
reckoning. We stopped for refreshments with 
some pilgrims in a place called Van Buren. 
There I met the Pilgrim, sent out on wings of 
love and peace by you, dear Brother, and though 
its first appearance is in a diminutive form, yet 
its pleasant countenance and gentle breathing 
done my heart good, and gave me hope that it 
might grow to greater size and corresponding 
strength. Communing a little while with it, 1 
soon learned that we were of kindred spirits, and 
its object of sojourning the same as mine, viz : 
To reconcile all the pilgrims to one another into 
one combined body, thus enabling them to meet 
the force that is forming itself to destroy, or at least 
vex the pilgrims in their sojourn. It seems to be 
very evident that the enemy has yielded the ground 
we occupy, and admits our claim to it, as grant- 
ed by a chart from the King. (Eev. 3:9.) We 
see that the enemy hath and doth make a bold at- 
tack upon individual pilgrims, in putting in ques- 
tion their sincerity and ujirightness, and thus 
disconcerting their modes of operations, by caus- 
ing disunion among the most alert and active of 
their number. This being well understood by 
those that are circumspect, I, for one, would ask 
leave of all the pilgrims to raise my voice in sol- 
emn warning to stand close together in solid col- 
umns, and whenever one of those darts of dis- 
union is cast, whether it is called self will or self 
importance, try to put that down under foot, and 
take hold of the beautifully polished weapon called 
To be easily entreated, and use the Avatchword 
Be ye all subject to one another. I left the Pil- 
grim and joined with a goodly number at Brother 
Bekner's, near White Pigeon, on Saturday, 22d 
ult. Perfect harmony seemed to prevail here. 
Next I met with the brethren at Berkey's Meet- 
ing-house, near Goshen, both in forenoon and 
evening, and I trust to mutual benefit. Thence 
came to Milford, where the brethren made a pro- 
longed effort after the example of those of old, 



who were daily together in the temple and in 
other places, testifying to both Jew and Gentile, 
&c. The result was truly gratifying, to see the 
tender child of 9 years and the hoary head of three 
score years and ten melt together into one body by 
the consuming fire of God's unchanging love in 
the person of Jesus Christ, His dear Son. Yes, a 
remarkable circumstance occured. Two invet- 
erate enemies, who had resolved each one for him- 
self to destroy the other's life, secretly, now com- 
ing out of the bath of regeneration, grasping 
eSch other by the hand, forgiving each 
other (as God had forgiven them), and seal- 
ing their friendship with a token of love, 
the salutation of the holy kiss, thus showing to 
the multitude what power there is in the obedi- 
ence of the Gospel ordinances. Thus, upwards 
of fifty were added to the church. Here is 
again an evidence of the good results of contin- 
ued effort in close connection. To ascertain thfe 
truth of a charge often made, that people are 
brought into a state of excitement by these pro- 
tracted efforts. I conversed with a number of 
these newly adopted children, and in eveiy in- 
stance learned that they had had it under contem- 
plation for a long while ; and of some I knew 
they had been moved even v,'hen I had yet lived 
and labored among them ; and what is yet most 
remarkable is the fact that there was very little if any 
fire and brimstone preached. Now since there were 
all grades and characters brought together into 
one fold, I trust when they see these lines they 
will be willing to accept a little kind admonition 
from him that shared Avith them the joy that was 
felt in those days, when the angels in heaven re- 
joiced because they came back into their 
father's house. 

Beloved ones, and especially you, my own dear 
children, never do you rise against your mother, 
the church, but be you ever ready to take advice 
and counsel from the chiirch,. though you should 
not always understand the ivhy and wherefore. 
Be patient till you grow in grace, and iii the 
knowledge of the truth, and that which may now 
appear unimportant and useless, will then show 
itself in a pure light. Try to subdue your own 
carnal will, as you have commenced, and let the 
will of God rule your every action, which will of 
God is taught and practiced by the church. Let 
the direction of Paul, not to offend any one, be 
adhered to, and be ye easily entreated. Labor to 
become meek and lowly in heart, which you will 
learn if you keep close to Jesus, the sinner's friend. 

I must now soon come to a close, as my sheet 
is nearly full, only saying that I failed coming to 
you as was promised, because a message that my 
wife was on the point of death called me home. 
But thanks be to God, that I found her alive, yet 
apparently near gone; but the Lord answered the- 



THE PILGRIM. 



SI 



many prayers sent up in my behalf, and now this 
day (8th of February) I am sitting by her bedside 
hopeful of her recovery. Thank you, therefore, 
dear brethren and sisters, for the prayer of the 
righteous availeth much. 

The Pilgrim will now take up this little mis- 
sive and look it through, and if there is any word 
of consolation, multiply its sheet, and drop it in- 
to every tent where they welcome its visits. 
I remain your fellow pilgi-im, 

F. p. LiEHR. 

Bloomingdalc, Mich. 

EDITOE'S DEPARTMENT. 

According to promise the time will soon be 
here for a weekly issue, and we are trying to make 
arrangements to get at the work in good earnest. 
Our friends liave come up to the work nobly. The 
little Pilgrim is growing in favor daily, and 
when it comes ^feekly we hope that its reception 
will still be more highly appreciated. We have re- 
ceived much good advice from those who are well 
qualified to give it, and we hope to be profited 
thereby. Our whole object is to do right, and if 
we, through weakness, should make a miss-step 
in our responsible position, Ave hope to be ap- 
prised of it, as many have promised to do. We 
again call upon our patrons to keep us well sup- 
plied with good original matter for our columns. 
Don't be afraid of crowding us. Nothing good 
shall be lost. Even the crumbs will be gathered. 
Those who wish to have the Pilgrim enlarged 
can be gratified by burdening us with live and in- 
structive contributions. We will make room for 
all, if we have to double our pages. To our 
young readers we Avould say, improve your talents. 
Time spent in Avriting for the press is by no means 
lost. It is one of the very best ways of making 
education practical. The Pilgrim is not to be 
devoted to selfish ends, but is based upon the 
broad platform of truth. Come then, rally around 
our standard. Assist us by writing for our col- 
umns, and the benefit shall be mutual. Our 
Agents will please continue to solicit subscribers. 
Some have done very well, by sending us large 
lists, for which they have our thanks. We still 
have some back Numbers, which will be supplied 
tfe nUiw pubfscribors. No. 1 is mnning short, and 



will be only sent to those who especially call for 
it. We sent out some 400 copies of No. Ito noa- 
subscribers ; out of that number there were only 
about thirty returned. Therefore those who do 
not call for it, we will take it for granted that 
they have received it. Ed. 

ANSWER TO PATRONS. 

J. Newcomer, Middle Springs, Pa. — You letter 
and money came to hand all right. The fault 
was with us. Through a mistake, your name 
had not been entered in our book. Back numbers 
are sent, and all will be right. Please excuse. 

Joseph L. Replogle, Barree Forge, Pa. — The 
Pilgrim is sent to you and paid for by Elder 
Wm. Panabaker, who also sends it to some three 
or four others in the same way. Hope the kind 
favors will be appreciated by those who receive 
them. We would just here say, that those receiv- 
ing papers without being ordered, need not give 
themselves any anxiety about it. The name has- 
been sent and paid for by some one, as' we send to 
none but actual subscribers, unless it be specimen 
copies to introduce it, and those we do not expect 
to have sent back. 

The Phrenological Journal.— The Janua- 
ry and February Nos. of this journal are on our 
table and we do not hesitate in saying that the 
change in form is for the better, especially to 
those who will preserve them for binding. We 
have been a constant reader of the Journal for 
some four years, and we have not only fallen in, 
love with the paper, but also the science which it. 
advocates. It teaches us to know ourselves and 
those with whom we associate, a knowledge which, 
when once possessed, is of inestimable value. 
Each number is complete within itself, and con- 
tains more useful information than any other 
scientific journal published. Price $3.00. Ad- 
dress S. R. Wells, 389 Broadway, N. Y. 

Young Folk's NEA^■s. — Published every 
Wednesday by Alfred Martien, at No. 1214, 
Chestnut street, Philadelphia, at $1 a year in ad- 
vance. This is a neat little sheet, especially de- 
voted to the young, and seems to bo well adapted 
to their wants. 



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OBITUARIES. 

[FCR TBB PlLOBIJI.] 

On the 3rd of Febrn'vry 1870, 1 attended the funeral of little 
AjntA, daughter of Samuel and Catherine Wolf. This being 
the fifth child these parents followed to the grave within the 
last five years. I attended all these funerals. The first one, 
that of EUie, aged 7 years, was on the 19th of September 1865. 
The second, of Sarah Elizabeth, aged 4 years 10 months and 
21 days, on the 5th of October 1865. The third, of Arthur, 
aged 2 years, 3 months and 25 dajs, on the 7th of October 
1865. The fourth, of Ida, aged 10 years, 11 months and 12 
days, on the 10th of November 1865. And now, that of Anna 
the fifth, aged 1 year, 10 months and 26 days, buried on the 
3rd of February 1870. 

Truly it may be said, the dregs of the cup of affliction, dis- 
appointment, and death, have been wrung out to these young 
and interesting parents. And although not members of the 
church as yet, it must be comforting to them to contemplate 
the grand truth that they have a family of five children in 
heaven. And as they, like David, know that they will not 
come to them, but that they must go the way they have gone 
before, may the grace of God prevail with them to a prepara- 
tion for a happy meeting with their children in the Heavenly 
Father's home, where their hearts will no more be rent by the 
icy hand of death, as I so often saw them rent here on earth. 

At the funeral of Ida, the following was handed to me, 
beaded EUie, Lizzie and Ida's evening prayer, which these 
children never failed to repeat on their retiring to bed : 

"Lord, this day thy hand hath led me, 

And I thank thee for thy care ; 
Thou hast clothed me, warmed and fed me, 

Listen to niy evening prayer: 
Let my sins be all forgiven ; 

Bless the friends I love so well ; 
Take me, when I die, to heaven, 

Happy there with thee to dwell. 

Dear mother?, impress upon the minds of yourdesr children 
the fear of the Lord early in life. Teach them to know they 
era dependent upon God, the giver of all good, for all they 
enjoy. Teach them to learn certain prayers which embrace 
and express their ideas. Compose them yourselves if you can 
do so satisfactorily; if not, select some expressive poetry, cr 
prose; and see that when your children retire, that they do so 
orderly, repeating their prayers solemnly ; it will establish a 
principle they will never forget. And if the words of Solomon 
be true, (and who will dare say they are nut) "Bring up a 
child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not 
depart from it." It is well worth trying. v. p. satleb. 

Died, in the Manor Church, (of consumption ) Sister Ellen 
Leary, aged 33 years. Funeral service by Br. D. Long. 

Same Church, Susan, wife of Br. John Nally. 

Also, same Church, Bennett James, husband of Sister Sally 
Jamei. v. beichakd. 

Died, in Botetourt county, Ta , Jan. 27th 1870, Sister Cath- 
erine Grouse, aged 75 years, past. Funeral services by Eld. 
John Brubiker and the writer, from Eev. 14:13, to a large 
aoncjarse of people. The BuVject of th:5 ndtioe was miiher- 



in-!aw to our beloved Elder B. F. Moomaw, at whose residenes 
she lived and died. Sister Crouse was a bright example of 
christian piety, being faithful in the good cause which *b« 
espoused, and leaving us a lively hope that our loss is her 
great gain. [" Yititor" pleate copy. ] 

Also, in the same congregation, January llth 1870, Sister 
Elizabeth Firestone, aged 53 years, 6 months acd 19 dayb 

Funeral services by the writer. 

Text, 14 ch. 13 v. Sister Firestone was a consistent mem- 
ber of the church for many years, but she has now gone to 

reap her reward. josas CHAXBiLi. 

( Visitor phaie copy,') 

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VOL. I. 



JAMES CREEK, MARCH 15, 1870. 



NO. 5. 



ESSAY DEPAETMENT. 

[For the Pilqeim.] 

LIFE OF A PILGRIM PORTRAYED.— No. 1 

After solemn reflections on the vicissitudes of 
life, your humble fellow-pilgrim felt prompted, to 
Write ail essay on the above subject, and in order that 
this article may be properly arranged for the ben- 
efit of the pilgrim on his journey from the city of 
destruction to the City of God, we shall present 
it in three parts, or numbers : 

First, His v.'anderiugs in the city of destruc- 
tion to his exit therefrom. 

Second, His journey towards the City of God. 

Third, His final entrance, and what he there 
enjoyed, with an appeal to strangers. 

In this number, then, it behooves us to 
view man's changes in his associations -with the 
residents of the City of Destruction. Man is 
placed into this world for a noble purpose, in order 
that at the end he may enjoy everlasting happi- 
ness. As he makes his appearance in this transi- 
tory world, the theatre of his pilgrimage, pure, 
iincou>aminated, he consequently knows no evil ; 
unconscious of what is before him, he :-s rocked 
in the cradle of God's mercy. He grows up un- 
der the parental care of his earthly parents, nursed 
by an Omnipotent power. God has entrusted this 
spontaneous gift for a little season to those by 
Avhose agency he is brought into existence; yet at 
the same time under the Supreme care of his 
Creator. Hence he watches" him with a jealous 
eye, as a gift emanating from him to benfit the 
world and to labor for the advancement of God's 
kingdom, and for the promotion of his own eter- 
nal happines.5. Therefore, he bears ^Yith hi? tardi- 



ness in becoming useful. True, he is in the 
world, the theatre of destruction, but so long as 
he is in his primeval state he has only an indirect 
residence therein. If God recalls his pledge be- 
fore actually sinning or rebelling against him, his 
soul will meet God in peace, and will forever en- 
joy him. Man is created a free moral agent. 
Life and death are set before him ; he can choose 
which he pleases. But the design of God is for, 
him to be happy. He is endowed -with an immor- 
tal principle emanating from God ; while time 
passes, and he grows up, this principle mil de- 
j velop itself, the mind becomes susceptible of im- 
pressions, and he obtains his reasonable faculties. 
This innate principle teaches him to distinguish 
; rio'ht from wrong, and good from evil. Here he 
: enters upon the arena of life. Here the conflict 
begins, a mighty struggle for the ascendency, and 
: would to God that good might prevail, and right- 
I eousness gain the victory. But alas, alas .' Man 
is brought forth by corruptible seed, the seed in- 
herited from his fallen progenitor, hence depraved, 
and if not born again by incorruptible seed, the 
word of God, he chooses the road to destruction ; 
and by rebelling against him in rejecting his 
counsel he voluntarily initiates himself as a legal 
citizen of that doomed city. Hence he is in fel- 
lowship and associates with the inhabitants of that 
wicked city where Satan reigns Avith his hellish 
crew or legions of devils. 

My heart shudders to think that precious blood- 
bought souls get their names enrolled there -witir 
that enormous black list, whose catalogue of crime 
calls for vengeance from the hand of Omnipotencv ; 
and yet, to our sorrow, we behold the number tiir.t 
do so, as the ^and on the sea shore, innumerable 



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THE PILGRIM. 



in multitude. Yea, many, unconscioris of uniting performances. "' The money I paid might have 



in fellowsliip >Titb such, degrade themselves 
ioAver than the lowest of the bi-ute creation. "NVe 
see from the moral man, comptn-ed -witli tlie I'ich 
young ruler who boasted of h-avingkept the legal 
rites from liis youth, down to the inebriate, who 
indulges in his gcd, Bacchus, all his life time, 
walking hand^n hand, lingering in the plains of 
Sodom. God, in his love and mercy towards his 
creatures, so closely allied to him in their exis- 
tence, still pursues the young pilgrim by his illu- 
minating power, and finally succeeds in showing 
him the black list of his associates. He stares at 
them and turns in disgust. Is it possible that I 
am in union with men of such characters '? Men 
"filled with unrighteousness, fornication, wicked- 
ness, covetousness, maliciousness ; full of envy, 
murder, debate, deceit, malignity ; whisperers, 
back-biters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, 
boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to 
parents, without natm-al affection, without under- 
standing, covenant breakers, implacable, unmerci- 
ful ; who knowing the judgment of God, that 
they Wiiich commit such things are worthy of 
death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in 
them that do them." Being taught this fact by the 
■word of God, the sword of the spirit, strikes ter- 
ror to his heart, he begins to loathe sin; he resolves 
to leave t!ie city and start on a pilgrimage to the 
City of God. But as man natui-ally wishes to 
have company when he starts on a wearisome 
journey, so he seeks for some of his former as- 
sociates, perhaps projnpted by love or intimate 
friendship, to accompany him on his journey. But 
ah, the fatal mistep, and thousands have fallen 
into the same error. Instead of the holy spirit to 
accompany them and Jesus for their leader and 
guide, they seek that assistance from man. " O," 
siy they, " why so sad "? For what j^urpose is this 
iiaste in forsalving sin '? You are as good as many 
that already are far on their journey, and besides 
you are young. You may enjoy yourselves a 
little longer ' in the lust of the eve, the lust of the 



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flesh, and tlie pride of life.' By-and-by 
go along ; we do not -want to perish here, 
nov," on ' 



we will 
A\'e are 
the way to the 
of the eye. Come along vrith us ; overcome 
your scruples; your sadness is only a freak of 
nature; to .see the performance is entirely harm- 
less." By their ingenuity and smooth language 
lie is persuaded ; his conscience is set at case for the 
time; he pays his lqcb for admittance which he 
can scarcely sp;xre ; he beholds the performances ; 
intoxicated Avith delight, his eye is gratified with 
their mock tragedies. He returns after separating 
from his gay companions ; lie reflects seriously 
upon the night; though nature is hushed in silence 
yet the all-seeing eyeof God Avas seeing him during 
the niQ:ht spent in Icvitv, oazinir yjj t;,(_. (levirs 



been spent for better purposes, in aiding the 
poor and relieving the sick, but, ah ! I have given 
it to promote the emmissaries of Satan," The 
conscience-stricken soul roams about in gloom. Re- 
morse is gnawing his vitals, eating away like gan- 
grene what little remains of his immortal princi- 
ples and eternal hope of ever arriving at the City 
of God. The Lord sees his regret; again the 
hand of mercy is held out ; hope revives ; the 
spirit of God shows him pardon in tlie Avounds of 
a crucified Savior, on condition of leaving the 
wicked city by fleeing hastily to the little City 
of Zoar for safety. He hears of an Ambassador 
of Christ who is to speak in the Sanctuarv of the 
Lord. Oh, how eager to liear the man of God, 
to receive a word of consolation for his convicted, 
sin-polluted soul. But here he was driven to the 
extremity of suffering for the feminality of his 
conduct. The terror of the law of God, pro- 
claimed from Mount Sinai amidst smoke and thick 
darkness, accompanied wirli terrible thunderiugs 
and lightnings and the voice of the trumpet, 
condemned his poor soul. " Sin became exceed- 
ing sinful." However, the time of meeting came. 
The man of God with a low bow entera the holv 
sanctuary and with a bold defiant step he took the 
consecrated stand, and, in the exercise of his dut}', 
" he drew the bow at a venture," he Jet the arrow 
fly — the arrow of God's word. His discourse w-as 
directed against theatrical performances ; he 
showed to a demonstration that it was the work of 
the devil, carried on under the superintendency of 
his agents, and all that delight therein are under 
his control and promote his kingdom. If they die 
unconverted, they must, after the day of judgment, 
endure with " the devil and his angels" fire 
everlasting, and concluded with the thrilling ap- 
peal of Isaiah, " Who among us shall dwell with 
the devouring fire ? "Who among us shall dwell 
with everlasting burning-s ?'" "Witii a heart pcirced 
and a conscience wounded, lie determined, Mith the 
firm resolve, without a moment's delay, to start on 
his pilgrimage to the Holy C'ity, M"ith the aid of 
God and Jesus for his 



the spirit of God and Jesus for his guide. The 
tlieatre to gratify" the lust j hammer of God's word has now completely 

broken his heart, and the fire or thw breath of the 
Omnipotent has melted the same, that bis eyes 
became fountains of water, and with tears of pen- 
itence he wetted his couch. In this dejected, 
sorrow-stricken condition he meets some of his 
former associates. They sensing him in this hu- 
miliating condition took him at once to be de- 
ranged, and approaching him with disdain, "what, 
again troubled with religious enthusiasm? These 
self-interested preachers caase you to go crazy. 
They themselves do not believe what tliey preach. 
Their aim is to increase in numbers that they 
mijrht boait of their arrDgnucc and trcaohcrv." 



THE P I L G K I M. 



a5 



But rough language could not influence him like 
ingenuity. Their reproachful epithet did not de- 
ter him from his design for the seed of Divine 
truth was too deeply rooted in his penitent, sor- 
row-stricken heart ; the only effect was commiser- 
ation, accompanied with pathetic grief and prayer 
for their condition. Full of gloomy forebodings 
and serious reflections he fell into a revery. 
Awakening fi"om his trance, he lifted up his eyes, 
in a vision of the Almight}' he saw the beautiful 
arrangements for the abode of the pilgrims in the 
Holy City, He exclaims, " How goodly are thy 
tents, O, Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O, Isreal !' 
O, ' Let me die the death of the righteous, and let 
my last end be like his !' " The drama of his fu- 
ture life passed before him momentarily iu a vis- 
ion. But, oh, the vista of the past i Sad reflec- 
tion ! Tliough young in years, yet old in exjieri- 
ence. The curtain rises ; he views the past. Far 
away in the east he beheld in the threshing floors 
of Oman the Jebusite, the destroying angel of the 
Lord, with his drawn sword over the land, and 
the thousands that have fallen victims by pesti- 
lence. Turning to the west, he saw the pale horse 
with its rider Death approaching, with hell fol- 
lowing close at its heels, sweeping away its mil- 
lions, and he looked up with astonishment. Can 
it be that mercy is prolonged towards me a sinner, 
a disobedient sinner ? He contemplated over the 
goodness and forbearance of God, his Creator and 
Preserver. He knelt down ; with a fervency of 
devotion and a heart burning M'ith the love of 
God, he poured out his heart in gratitude, prayer and 
thanksgiving to the God of all comfort, for the su- 
preme love displayed towards him, causing him to 
see the error of his ways and fleeing to Jesus 
Christ his Savior, " who died for his sins, and rose 
again for his justification." And now he makes 
his exit from the City of Destruction to enter upon 
his journey as a pilgrim to the Holy Land, where- 
in he shall find tlie City of God. But in these 
travels shall meet with some difficulties, which 
fihall be portrayed in No. 2. More anon. 

LEOXAED FUKRY. 

New Enterprise, Pa, 



The Bible. — There are sixty-two books in 
the Bible, written by forty different men. The 
authors lived in different countries, and wrote at 
different ages of the world, there having been one 
thousand five hundred years from the writing of 
the first book to that of the last. Yet there are no 
special contradictions, but a v/onderful harmony 
throughout the whole. 



LtFE to youth is a fairy tale just opened ; to old 
age, a tale read through, ending iu death. Be 
wise iu time, that you may )je happy iu otornity. 



rFoa THE PlLGKril.] 

LIVING WATEE. 

AVe see many things here every day in the week 
of Nature, which constantly afford illustrations of 
spiritual truths. The Psalmist (Ps. 87:7) referring 
to the full supplies of grace that should be found 
in the man wlio was'to come out of Zion as Deliv- 
erer, says of him, " All my springs are in thee." 
In a country when the water flows from beautiful 
mountain springs, they constantly speak in silence 
of the constant, full-abiding grace that flows from 
the atoning merits of Jesus. These springs are 
constantly flowing. Their waters reCTer fail. Iu 
wet or dry, they still flow on the same. So of 
Him from- whom the springs of gi-ace for Zion 
flow. In wet or dry, heat or cold, springtime or 
harvest, he, the ever blessed, sin-atoning Re- 
deemer, still remains the same. In looking at tlie 
vast amount of water pouring from hill-side and 
valley on every hand, one cannot help asking-— 
why was so much water created? It seems far 
more than is necessary for human supply. It is 
i-liat none may suffer thirst. It flows in beautiful 
streams over beautiful gravel beds, far avcay from 
the source. The man who dwells remotely frorn^ 
the source may yet drink and be satisfied. So, ot 
the free grace of God, in the Living Spring, 
Christ Jesus. The abundance of grac(j. is that 
none may perish of thirst. The hill country ot 
Jud«a was no more richly furnished with springs, 
among Avhich Jesus cried, " If any man thirst let 
him come to me and drink," than is this hilly coun- 
try, M'ith the most beautiful cooling springs. Iu 
many places the ^vater flows from the cleft of a 
rock, reminding one of the devout spirit of the 
" Roek of Ages," from whose river-side flows the 
healino; flood, which gives salvation to all those 
who may call upon his holy and reverential name. 
We bid young and old, rich or poor, halt, blind, 
all, to come now and accept of this living water. 
To-day he bids you come. Now is the accepted 
time. Now is the time salvation may be sought 
for and received. Do you not behold the suttering 
Saviour, standing with out-stretched arms, begging, 
pleading and entreating you to behold the crystal 
stream, and to di-ink of its waters freely. I earn- 
estly beseech you, delay not giN'ing heed to these 
earnest pleadings of tlie Saviour, until it is finally 
and eventually too late. O ! give heed to the 
warning call ; for 

" He's prepared tliee a home — 

Sinner, oan'st thou boliiivc il ? 

And invites theo to come — 

Sinner, wilt tUou receive il ? 

0, come, sinner, come, 

For the tide is receediug. 

And the Savior will soon 

And forever cease plending." 

EMT'>Y Ja. PTiri.KR. 

Hollidavsburg, Peiinx 



36 



THE PILGRIM. 



[For thb Pilgrim,] 

SING TE ME OF HEATEN. 



■\V. 0. S3IITH. 



Oh sing to me of Heaven, 
When I am called to die, 

Sing songs of holy ecstacy, 
To Tvaft my soul on high. 

When cold and sluggish drops, 
Koll oif m}^ marble brow ; 

Burst forth in strains of joyfulness, 
Let Heaven begin below. 

When the last moment comes, • 
Oh, watch my dying face. 

And catch the bright seraphic gleam, 
"^Vhich o'er each feature plays. 

Then, to*my ravished ear. 
Let one sweet song be given. 

Let music charm me last on earth, 
And greet me first in Heaven. 

Then, close my sightless eyes. 
And lay me down to rest ; 

And clasp my pale and icy hands 
fpon my lifeless breast. 

_ Then, "round my senseless clay 
Assemble those I love, 
And sing of Heav'n, delightful Heav'n, 
My glorious home above. 

Duncansville, Pa. 



[For the Pilgeim.] 

THE PILGRIM. 



the 



Hail messenger of good tidiugs ! Mav 
characteristics of the Christian pilgrim be em- 
blazoned on your pages. May it be a medium to 
promote union and not discord — love and not ill- 
will — humility and not pride — -justice without 
partiality, and in every way be instrumental in 
good, and hold up to the Iieaveu-bound pilgrun 
the liglit by which to walk, and nothing more nor 
less than a reflector of the Divine Oracles of God 
as exhibited in the Book of Books ; and in that 
light may error be made manifest, and through 
the influence of its pages, lit up by the workings 
of the Holy Spirit, may every thing that would 
venture to rob Israel of her glory be cast down to 
the chambers of darkness, and cause the " many 
spirits" to seek refuge in some other organization 
than the Church of the Brethren, established as it 
is upon the faith once delivered to the Saints, 
against which the gates of hell shall not prevail. 
The world is moving. See the running to and for 
after knowledge. Everything seems to be on the 
move. Men are waxing worse and worse ; iniquity 
abounds ; the love of many is growing cold. Shall 
^\-e get impatient, and in the wliirl of excitement 



say, " forward march" from the "old land marks ?" 
No, never, xeveeI but "stand ye in the ways and 
see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good 
way, and walk therin, and ye shall find rest for 
your souls." (Jeremiah 6:16.) J. s. flort. 



You 



gain nothing by 
vour strensrth bv it. 



fretting; you only waste 
Choose your work, plan as 
skillfully as you can, put your whole heart into 
what you are about to do, and leave the rest to a 
kind Providence that overlooks not a single one 
of us. Do you know how many years of your 
life and happiness are mortgaged by the habit of 
worrying? And, after all, what does it accom- 
plish ? How much strength does it bring to you 
in your labors and exertions? A ruffled temper 
all the time throws to the surface the mire and 
dirt of one's nature; it^does not combine the best 
elements and help them to work together to the 
best advantage, but only the worst, and gives them 
alone all the chanee. 

YOUTES DEPARTMENT. 

TO THE YOUNG. 

Dear Friends, permit me, a friend of the young, 
to address you through the medium of the Pil- 
grim. You live in a world of sin and tempta- 
tions, evil surrounds you, vice and ungodliness 
everywhere prevails. In this wicked world your 
eternal destiny must be made, "Wicked as the 
world is, your morals need not be corrupted, nor 
your religion contaminated, though you may be 
sorely tried. The winds and the waves may beat 
against the rock planted in the sea, but it remains 
unmoved. 

Dear young friends, be you firm like the rock, 
resLsting temjrtation. Pride and love of fashion 
beget vanity ; vanity destroys seriousness and leads 
fi'om God and his holv service ; it tempts to lust 
and vice; to indulge iu these ends in death. Be- 
ware of them, watch these first beginnings ; resist 
the first temptation. Guard well the ways which 
lead to it, stand firm as the rock, avoid all evil 
society ; like begets like. If you choose for your 
associates the vain, the giddy, the proud, the irre- 
ligious, so will you likely be ; avoid them. Their 
pleasure meetings, the pic-nic parties, the social 
dance, the tea-parties, and the Fair Grounds, are 
the nurseries in which virtue is debauched, and 
the fear of God and his sGi'vice destroyed; and 
alienation from God cultivated. Abhor and avoid 
them as you would the venom of the adder. Clem- 
ent of Alexandria says, " Let young men and wo- 
men keep away from festivals, that they mav not 
make a slip in what is unsuitable. For things to 
which their ears are unaccustomed, and scenes by 
sight inflame the mind, while faith within tlienj 



THE PILGRIM. 



37 



is wavering, the instability of their age conspire 
to carry them away. Sometimes they are also the 
cause of others stumbling. It is the extremest 
scandal for young women to be present at a ban- 
quet of men, especially men under the influence of 
wine." Dear young friends, this is sound logic, 
and if it was needful in the apostolic age, is it not 
more needful now? 

Also avoid everything that bears the name of 
religion, that has not, Tims saith the Lord, for its 
support. I believe, and hesitate not to say, that 
the meetings popularly called revivals, with their 
mourners bench religion, is even more demoraliz- 
ing than those above referred to. Tiiis to some 
may seem harsh, but not to the unbiased observer. 
In some parts of the country where this thing pre- 
vails generally, and the different sects have com- 
bined together for years in this way to convert and 
reconvert, the people are this day sunk in pride 
and degradation; that the Chinaman's integrity 
puts them to blush. The Roman -Catholic takes 
advantage of it, sets up his cross, proves protest- 
antism a fliilure, and quietly gathers in those who 
have become disgusted with such a farce. This is 
the fruitful cause of the alarming spread and in- 
crease of Roman Catholicism in our country. ■ 
.^My dear young friends, let me prevail with you 
fo shun and avoid these as you would the most 
deadly poison. It will poison and destroy the 
soul. " Search the Scriptures to learn the truth ; 
cultivate virtue and piety; choose for your asso- 
ciates, the holy, the godly, the meek and the hum- 
ble. Hear Clement, " He who associates with the 
Saints shall be sanctified." Let just principles 
govern you in all things ; accept nothing for reli- 
gion but what is supported by the Scriptures; have 
no religious fellowship with any who are not gov- 
erned by this rule. If their principles govern your 
youthful days, as you grow to riper years you will 
stand on a solid basis ; Avhile your correct habits, 
and just principles will shme forth and prove a 
bulwark against the wiles of the devil, and you 
will neither be ashanied of Jesus nor his word; 
and his yoke to you will be easy, and his burden 
light, Your friend D. P. SAYLEE. 



[FoK THE Pilgrim.] 

THE BABE OF BETHLEHEM CON- 
TINUED. 

My Dear Little Readers — Hoping you were 
pleased with what I told you a short "time ago, 
about our dear Savioiu", I will continue the 
history, hoping that the more you read of it the 
Jjetter you will like it, and, as I said before, I will 
try to tell it in a manner so plain and simple that 
you may all be able to understand it. 

" John the Baptist" (whose mother was a 
fioiisin of the Saviour's mother) is called the "fore- 



runner of Christ," because he told the people of 
the Saviour's coming. At that time the Saviour 
came from a place called Galilee to Jordan to 
be baptized of John. But John was much sur- 
prised, and said he had need to be baptized of the 
Saviour ; but the Saviour told him " to suffer it 
to be so now." When Jesus was baptized "he 
saw the heavens open and the Spirit of God in 
the shape of a dove descending and lighting upon 
Him," and a voice from heaven saying, " This is 
my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased." 
Many of my dear little readers no doubt have 
seen persons going into the water to be baptized, 
but none of you ever saw so beautiful a sight as 
that. Just try to imagine a voice and the Holy 
Spirit in the shape of a dove coming from heaven. 
After that our dear Saviour was " led up of the 
spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the 
devil," and fasted forty days and forty nights. 
Think of this my dear children. But this was 
only a very little of what He suffered for you. 
Then Satan came to Him and tried to tempt Him 
to do wrong. He said to Him, " If thou be the 
Son of God, command that these stones be made 
bread." But he could not tempt Him. Then Sa- 
tan took Him and set Him on one of the highest 
places of the temple, and said if He was the Son 
of God to cast Himself down. But again the 
Saviour disappointed him. He then took Him on 
the top of a high mountain and shewed Him all 
the grand things of the world, and said he would 
give them all to Plim if He would worship him. 
But the Saviour said, " get thee hence Satan, for 
it is written 'thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, 
and Him only shalt thou serve.'" Then Satan 
left Him and angels came from heaven to comfort 
Him. From that time He began to preach and 
select His disciples, (or followers), and also to heal 
the sick, and to cast out devils. How awful ! to 
have a devil within you ! and jet, my dear chil- 
dren, when you are naughty, your actions or 
words prove that you are alloM'ing a bad spirit to 
dictate, or, in plainer words, to tell you what to say 
or do; and then you also grieve that good spirit 
that makes you feel happy. When you feel 
tempted to be naughty you should go to some se- 
cret place and pray. Do not think you are too 
young. If you are old enough to feel when you 
are naughty, you are old enough to pray; to ask 
your Heavenly Father to take your naughty heart 
away, forgive you, and give you a new and a clean 
heart, for Jesus your dear Saviour's sake. If 
you do not kuow the " Lord's Prayer," my dear 
children, do not put it off, but find it in the 6th 
chapter of JMatthew, and learn it, not to "say it" 
but to pray it. In order to do that you must 
think who you are praying to, and believe that lie 
will do whatever is best for you. I am sorrj- to 
say I have met wltli children ten years of age who 



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did not knov/ the Lord's Prayer, some w'ho liad 
never been to Sunday School, and some whose pa- 
rent's are opposed to Sunday Schools. If there 
are any such among the dear little readers of the 
Pilgrim, I hope they may be benefited by what I 
have said or may say hereafter. 
Lovingly, 

THK LITTLE TILGRIM's FRIEXD. 



CORRESPONDENCE. 



rFOK THE PILGBIM.] 

'THE PILGPIM." 



My father has received the first two numbers 
of the Pilgrim, in which I noticed that an offer 
is made to boys and girls, under the age of four- 
teen years, to contribute thereto. After some con- 
sideration, I concluded to take up the offer. I 
am a friend of reading, and by accepting that of- 
fer we can learn both to write and get a proper 
understanding of the English lauguage._ My dear 
young readers, while we are engaged in writing 
"for and reading these papers, we have no time to 
think or do any bad or wicked things ; and it may 
be a means of putting our ideas together. Our 
neighborhood is principally German; and by writ- 
ino- and reading we can learn to understand the 
English. While we read we are kept from quar- 
reling with those around us ; and while we Avrite 
these compositions we are kept from planning mis- 
chief. These papers, no doubt, will teach us 
many good things about what Christ has done for 
us, and how he suffered and died. Therefore, if 
you will send the Pilgrim to me, on trust, I will 
try and send you, during the year, the twenty ar- 
ticles required to complete the contract, if you 
desire to know my age correctly, let me know, and 
I will state it in my next, though I am under 
fourteen. samuel stephejt zug. 

Mastersojiville, Lane. Co., Pa. — No. 1. 

We will be pleased to have the age of our young 
contributors, though not for publication. — ED. 

[For the Pilgrim J 

TO THE YOUNG PILGRIMS. 

As the editor of the Pilgrim has offered to 
send the paper free to the young that Avould write 
some for it, and as I like good papers I will try 
and write something that I may get the Pilgrim. 
I am but a boy, but then I will try and do what 
I can. I hope there are a good many little ones 
that read the Pilgrim, so let us write to each oth- 
er, as the editors have given us thatprivilege. Let 
us try and be good, as the Bible teaches us that 
God loves the good and hates the wicked._ Now 
we do not want any one to hate us, and if God 
loves us, and Ave don't gain his love by obedience 
to him and our parents, and we die in sin we 
never can go to heaven, where God and where 
our Saviour is, and where all the good will be to- 
gether forever. w. H. FLORY. 

Favetteville, W. Ya. 



[FUB TBE FlLGRIll ] 

Dear Pilgrim : In your silent language you 
may tell your readers I am at home once again, 
and now will give an outline of my late travels ac- 
cording to promise. I left home the 13th of Oc- 
tober 1869, traveled among the " beloved in the 
Lord" in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kan- 
sas, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Maiyland, Virginia and 
West Virginia, was absent from home three months 
and 22 days, traveled 4020 miles, attended 110 
meetings and formed the acquaintance of many dear 
brethren, sisters and relatives scattered through- 
out the ten States through which I traveled, 
whom I shall long remember with fond christian 
regards and whom I hope to meet in a brighter 
sphere than this. How shall I ever forget the 
" kindred spirits ', who dwell in the unity of the 
spirit of Christ, and who were ever ready to ad- 
minister to my necessity. Oh ! may they hear the 
King say, " inasmuch as ye have done it unto one 
of the least of these my brethren ye have done it 
unto me." The Lord seemed to prosper me on my 
journey, blessed me with good health nearly all 
the while and brought me safely on my way, notJi- 
ing occurred to mar my pleasure worthy of note. 
I arrived at home the 4th of February and found 
my family all well. Truly the Lord has been good 
to me and mine in answer to the many prayers of- 
fered up in our behalf. Thanks to his Holy name 
for his great love to us all ; may we never forget 
the Almighty arm that has brought us safely on 
our way, but render due praise to Him forever and 
forever. Adieu for the present. More anon. 

J. S. FLORY. 

Fayetteville, Fayette county, W. Va. 



Dear Brother : The first number of the Pil- 
grim came to hand some time ago. Its receipt 
would have been acknowledged sooner had not 
sickness and a great press ofepistolary matter pre- 
vented. I am still too weak for any protracted 
mental effort. Take all in all I am well pleased 
with Pilgrim No. 1. Its aims are commendable 
and its promises fair. Your introduction has an 
evangelical tone excepting one point which might 
be misconstrued. You say, " First for the Church." 
Again, "the Church demands our first attention." 
Without dictating to the least laborer in the Lord's 
Vinyard, I invariably set the truth first and the 
Church second, as the pillar and ground of truth, 
or as the true idea requires, that by which the 
truth is supported in its saving efficacy worldward. 
Bro. Sayler's " Welcome Pilgrim " presents many 
grand and pertinent suggestions which every Jour- 
nalist would do well to heed. He speaks as one 
"having authority." The Motto you have selec- 
ted is just the thing in these days of rabid hanker- 



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ing after, novelties aud revelations. " To Contrib- 
utors " bating a few words, should be hung in large 
glowing Capitals on every editors desk. Care not 
to grow j^5^ unless your development is also compact 
and systematical. Make little of yourself, or noth- 
ing at all, and let the Head of the Church turn the 
helm whithersoever He listeth. 



Union Deposit, Pa. 



C. H. BALSBAUGII. 



Bko. H. B. Brumbaugh : The Pilgrim is at 
hand, and the contents carefully noted. I am Avell 
pleased with the arrangement, and bid it God 
speed. May it go forth in the spirit of the Lord, 
and with the power of the Holy Ghost, to the pull- 
ing down of the strong fortifications of darkness, 
and to the building up of the cause of Christ. 

Brethren, send it forth full of love, and divine 
light, and it will be sure to encouiSlge and instruct 
Pilgrims on their journey Heavenward. I trust 
the brethren will bid the Pilgrim a hearty wel- 
come everywhere, for if it is truly dedicated to the 
service of the Lord we all need its instruciion, and 
encouragement that we may be better enabled to 
walk together in bonds of brotherly love, aud in 
the unity of the Spirit. That we have two good 
Periodicals, the Visitor and Companion, is no rea- 
son that we should not still have another, and that 
it should not receive a liberal patronage from the 
brethren generally. I feel confident that it will 
bring to your aid a new set of correspondents, who 
will furnisli its columns with the best of reading 
matter. When we had but one paper the Visitor, 
it was not furnished M'ith any better, and perhaps 
not as good reading matter as it had after the pub- 
lication of the Companion, and I think the two 
have been the means of improving each other, as 
well as the aid and comfort they have been to us on 
our christian journey. I know there are many 
brethren and sisters, who can write that have never 
made an effort, whose effort if made, would be 
truly refreshing to usall. Then brethren and sisters, 
the_ Pilgrim opens up a new channel through 
which we may comfort each other, and build one 
another up in the Holy faith as it was once deliv- 
ered to the Saints. Then make the effort, and 
send it along to the Pilgrim, that the Editors 
may be well furnished with original matter to 
make the Pilgrim a good Periodical, whicli can be 
done in no other way. I do not mean to say that 
we that have written an "occasional" for the Visitor 
and Companion, should relax our efforts in that 
direction, no, not by any means ; but let us make 
a few additional efforts," that all our Periodicals 
may be well famished Avith original matter for 
publication. And when we write let us first go 
to our Heavenly Father, and drink deep in the 
Spirit of the Lord that we may be prepared to 
breathe forth love in even- sentence that flows 



from our pens, that the hearts of Pilgrims may be 
made glad, and to rejoice in the God of our salva- 
tion. JOXATIIAX MYERS. 

AntiodSi, Cal. 



QUEPvY. 

Bro. Editor : Will you, or some one else give 
an explanation of Math. 23 chapter and loth verse. 
" Woe unto you, Scribes and Phai'isees hypo- 
crites, for ye compass sea and land, to malce one 
proslyte; and when he is made, ye raal-ce him 
two-fold more the child of hell than yourselves." 

J. H. BRUMBAUGH. 

Centre, O. 

The query is : " How they can make him two- 
fold more the child of hell than themselves ?" We 
have not taken upon ourselves the responsibility 
of expositors. AV ho will answer it? ED. 

EDITOR'S DEPARTMENT. 

This No. of the Pilgrim we think will be 
quite interesting. In the Essay Department we 
give No. 1 of " The Life of the Pilgrim Por- 
trayed," by Elder L. Furry, which we think will 
be read with interest by all. "Living Waters," 
by our young sister Stifler. Why not more such 
contributors ? We have a few more, but there 
should be manyraove, and we fondly hope there will 
be soon . The ' Pilgrim,' by Elder J. S. Flory, whose 
correspondence should have appeared in our last, but 
was crowded out, and others. When we get the press 
under our immediate control wo shall endeavor to 
avoid these things. Our Youth's Department is 
headed by our esteemed Elder, D. P. Sayler, fol- 
lowed by the Little Pilgrim's Friend. We would 
like to tell our young readers who this friend is, 
but for the present we will only tell you that she 
is a young pilgrim sister who is deeply concerned 
about your future and eternal welfare. Next 
come our wee contributors. That is right Sammy 
and Willie. We cheerfully give you the right 
hand of fellowship. Cast j'our lot with the people 
of God. Devote your talents to the cause of 
Jesus, in leading little pilgrims into the pilgrim's , 
fold, and many will be the stars in your crowns 
when you shall have crossed over the river, " over 
tlicre — just over there." We have many more 
copies to give to such little boys and girls. How 
mnnv Avill vou have? Come in and don't be 



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fearful — wc will gladly help vou. Do not try to 
■write as men and women, but let it be in the lan- 
guao-e used betvreen little brothers and sisters, and 
you will be interesting, instructive and welcome. 
Parents, encourage your children in this work, 
and you will find that they have made one step 
towards heaven. "NVe would have much "more to 
sav just here, butrwe forbear, hoping to fill the 
pages with matter that vriW be more instructive. 
AYhen we meet again we will have something more 
to sav. 



MONEY LETTERS receiTed up to March 8th: 
P. II. Kurtz, W. Arncld, Eld. Peter Long, H. J. Shelebergcr, 
Ephraim Brumbaugh, V. Reicbard, J.S. Beobtel, Isaac Brum- 
baugh, Eld. Leonard Furry, Daniel Brumbaugh, Daniel 
Snowberger, D. R. Sayler, J. Neivcomer, John C. Ilostetler, 
John H. Brumbaugh, Eld. J. S. Flory, Tirzah Jane Plank, 
Joseph Myers, Spencer Beaver, Jona. Roger?, J. Zook, Caro- 
line B. Custer, D. K. Teeter, Samuel Ryman, Jonas DeHaven, 
Wm. H. Miller, Wm. M. Lichtenwalter, 11. Eliza Bosserman, 
J. S. Snyder, John Custer, Joseph Snowberger, David Bech- 
tal, Miss Kate Bechtal, Jacob Berkey, Eiias Grossnickle, D. 
Brown, S. M. Shuck, Miss S. H. Roher, Peter Brum 
baugh, Andrew Brumbaugh, G. W. Iloxie, Andrew 
Snowberger, Gideun Bollinger, J. A. Clement, Franklin For- 
ney, Jacob Berkey, George Barnbart, J. W. Eller. 

MARRIED, March 3rd, by Elder D. P. Sayler, at the home 
of the bride's parents, Mr. Addison G. Haugh, to Miss Pene- 
lope A., daughter of Brother Daniel Grossnickle, all of Freder- 
ick county, Md. 

On the same day, by the same, at the home of the bride's 
parents, Mr. Reuben Wilhido to Miss Mary Ellen, daughter of 
Mr. George Dern, all of Carroll county, Maryland. 

On the 17th Feb., by Elder D. P. Sayler, at the home of 
the brides father, Br. Thomas M. A. Stoner to Miss Laura A'. 
E., eldest daughter of Wm. H. Bowman, all of Frederick coun- 
ty, Md. 



THE PIOUS YOUTH. 

The Pious youth is a sixteen page quarto 
monthly, published by H. R. Holsinger, Tyrone, 
Pa., price $1 00. ^Ve have not had the pleasure 
of reading all the numbers ; hut those we saw 
were rich and racy — filled with good thuigs for 
our little folks. , 



THE LITTLE CORPORAL. 

This is a paper for girls and boys, published by 
Alfred L. Sewell & Co., Chicago, 111., at $1. per 
annum. He is fighting against "Wrong, and for 
the Good, the True and Beautiful. 



THE CHRISTIAN. 

A large, live, eight-page, monthly, religious and 
family paper, containing . facts, incidents, tales, 
sketches, music, poetry, expositions, stories and 
pictures for the young, large print for the old, 
something for saints and sinners, one and all. Jfo 
sectarianism, controversy, politics, puffs, pills, or 
patent medicines admitted. Oiily 60 cts. a YeaVj 
in advance. Ten copies §5. For Sunday Schools, 
10 copies §4. SencTlO cts. for 3 specimens before 
you forget it. Suhscriiitlons begin Januaiy or 
July. Address h. l. Hastings, 

Boston, Mass, 

THE PILGRIM, 

The PiLGEiM, edited and pubEshcd by Brum-' 
baugh Bro's., is a Christian journal, devoted to 
Religion, Morask Reform, Domestic IS^ews of the 
Church, CoiTespondence, Marriages, Obituaries 
&c. The PiLGEiii will be burdened with invisr- 
orating food for mind and soul, aimins: to be tnilv 
Christian, and haAdng for its purpose Essesttial' 
Bible Truths. It will advocate, in the spirit of 
love and liberty, the principles of true Christianity, 
and shall labor for the promotion of j^eace and 
nmty among us as brethren ; the encouragement 
of the pilgrim on his way to Zion ; the conversion 
of sinners, and the instruction of oitr children—^ 
carefiiUy avoiding everything that may have a 
tendency towards disimion or sectional feelings. 
The PiLGEiM will be published on good paper, 
new type, and in good style, and will be issued 
semi-monthly until April 1st, and thenAveeklv. 

TEEJIS : 
Single copy 1 year, payable in advance, $ 1 00 
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Any number above eleven at the same rate. 
Address, H. B. BRUMBAUGH, 

James Creek, 
Huntingdon co., Ps. 

The Gospel Yisitoe and Pxlgeim sent to- 
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P. S. — Those accepting this offer will not conntin our Club 
Terms. Any persons wishing the Pilgbim and not having the 
money now, may send on their names and pay for it when 
more conYenient. Subscriptions may be sent at any time, and 
back numbers will be sent as long as we can supply them. 

HOW TO REMIT : Checks or drafts for large amounts are 
the safest. Postal Orders, made payable at Huntingdon, ara 
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"eemove not the ancient landmaeks which que fathers have set." 



H. B. & Geo. Brumbaugli, Editors. 



J. B. Brumbaugh & Co., Publishers. 



VOL. I. 



JAMES CREEK, APRIL 1, 1870. 



NO. 6. 



ESSAY DEPAETMENT. 

[FORTHEPILGKIJI.] 

IMPROVE YOUR TALENTS. 

Moses wist not that tha skin of liis face shone — Ex. 34:29. 

Dear Brethren and Sisters — A racek spirit, an 
tumble mind and a submissive will, are graces 
characteristic of the true Christian cliaracter, and 
are of the best gifts which St. Paul exhorts to 
covet. Yet we should guard against au under- 
estimate of our abilities in discharging our Chris- 
tian duties. Many dear brethren and sisters, 
whose faces shine with the grace of God, have 
worked themselves into the belief that any effort 
they make at prayer in their families, or in reli- 
gious conversation with others, amounts to noth- 
ing, and is not worth trying, although others see 
their faces to shine in grace. Such a feeling is 
slavish and lays as a dead weight on the Chris- 
tian, and either stops his mouth altogether, or 
renders the performance of his duty irksome and 
extremely burdensome. This ought not to be. ■ The 
Saviour says, " My yoke is easy, and my burden 
is light." The Lord says to Peter, " When thou 
art converted strengthen thy brethren." In order 
to strengthen my dear brethren and sisters in the 
discharge of their duties I write. 

Dear members, while we exhort you unto meek- 
ness and humility, as well as to submissivcness, 
you must not conclude that these disqualify you 
from a faithful discharge of Christian duties de- 



volving upon you, nor to mistrust your ability to 
discharge that duty to such an extent as to render 
you unhappy M-hen in the presence of those you 
fancy to be your superiors in gifts and graces. To 



brother and friend paid us a visit of love, and as 
he came from far, he tarried with us several days. 
The first meal we ate together I asked him to be 
peer at the table. He thanked God for his mer- 
cies, and asked him for blessings so appropri- 
ately and to the point, that no one could do it bet- 
ter ; but I discovered a tremor in his voice which 
indicated fear. In the first family prayer I asked 
him to lead ; he declined this, but concluded with 
the Lord's Prayer, but became so nervous and con- 
fused that he got wrong and could not finish it. 
All this was the result of his underestimating his 
abilities, that he could not pray in my presence. 
At night when I showed him to bed he said, 
" Brother Daniel, may I ask of you a favor ?" 
" Most certainly yoil may, and anything I cart 
do foi' you will afford me much pleasure." He 
said, " My circumstances are such that I could be 
much among the brethren, and my soul is delight- 
ed to do so, but, then, the brethren ask me to pray 
with them, which is right and ought to be, and at 
home I try to do it, but ^^'hen I am among tlic 
brethren I consider their gifts so far superior to 
mine that I cannot even say what little I know. 
Would it be wrong if you would write me out 
several prayers suited for the table and family, 
and I commit them to memory and use them 
when I am from home, &c." I answered, 
" my dear brother, Ave need not inquire \N-lictlicr it 
would be right or wrong to do so' but I would 



ask you, ivhy do you want it ? for a l^ctter worded 
and more appropriate praj'er than that you prayed 
at my table is impossible for me to Avritc." And 
the Lord had given him a prayer which ho had 
committed to memory from his, youth, yet he bc- 
illustrate : Some years ago a very worthy and dear came confa-ed in itj and it ■\'\-a5 not likely to ^o 



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better with him in the repetition of one I would 
compose for liis use. I assured him it was not 
the M"ant of knowledge, words or ideas that inca- 
pacitated him in prayer, but the want of confidence 
in himself to sav what he knew and. felt. He 
said, " Do you think so?" I am sure of- it. "Well 
if you think so I will try." After that no one 
has ever prayed vAih. us to more edification than 
the dear jjrother did. 

. Deal- brethren and sisters, hundreds and thous- 
ands of us are represented in this brother. I am 
in receipt of many letters, both from brethren and 
sisters, complaining of this very thing. I know, 
say they, I ought to have seasons of prayer with 
the family, and also on our, social visits, &c., but I 
am so weak ; I have no abilities, ttc, &c. Dear 
brethren and sisters, I am not without some expe- 
rience in this matter. When the brethren said i 
should preach, and my old father (who was a great 
Scripturist) sat before me, I trembled at every 
word, thinking that he thought, "J)f/?i«/ is wrong." 
When I M'as to pray or preach in the presence of 
able brethren, my tongue would cleave to the roof 
of my mouth; my moiith would become so dry 
I could not speak. And, even now, although I 
have tried to preach for 30 years, if I would sit 
down and hear able brethren preach for one week, 
daily, and take no part, I could very easily work 
myself into a state of mistrust in my abilities to 
preach in their presence, that I would be like the 
dear brother referred to on his visit of love. 

Dear brethren and sisters, while we .exhort vou 
against pride, self-esteem and exaltation, we wish 
not that your extreme modesty should make you 
ashamed or afraid to do your duty ; in humility 
and meekness to open your mouths in prayer and 
praise to God, and on all suitable occasions. 
I\Iany a Christian's face shines in true grace, and 
he knows it not; he need -not know it." His 
friends may see much of God in him, while he is 
ready to think he has no grace. It should be his 
humility, that, though his face shine with emi- 
nent gifts and usefulness, not to know it to be 
puffed up with it. Whatever graces and gifts God 
may put upon some of you; you should still be 
filled with an humble sense of yoiu' own miwor- 
thiness, and infirmities as to overlook and forget 
all that makes your fiice shine. But by no means 
become so depressed tlirough fear and timidity as 
not to do anything in the discharge of Christian 
duties. And this ^^'ill we do if the Lord helps 
us. Touched with the feelings of our common in- 
firmities, I remain your brother, in meekness and 

love. D. p. SAYLOE. 

Double Pipe Creek, Sid. 

Engrave on your mind that sacred rule "of 
doing unto others -as you vrould wish that they 1 
should do unto you." { 



LIFE OF A PILGEIM POETEAYED.-Iv'0. 2 

Second. His journey towards the City of God. 

We left our pilgrim on the borders of the Pil- 
grim-land. Here he met a chief officer, ordained 
by citizen pilgrims to receive fellow-pilgrims by 
initiation. Pie is an experienced traveler, well ac- 
quainted with the boundaries and landmarks of 
the Pilgrim-land. Seeing his venerable appear- 
ance, he felt a little d-ejected, as he had a very 
low opinion of himself, believing him to be 
the chief of sinners, and fearing his credentials 
might be rejected. However, he made known his 
design and presented his credentials — Eepentance, 
faith, and submission to the laws of the Pilgrim- 
land, which were signalized by his external ap- 
pearance — tliey were at once accepted. He steps 
forward in faith, says he, I came from the City of 
Destruction, where King Apollyon reigns, and 
am a traveler to the Ploly City. I willingly re- 
nounce all allegiance to my former kingdom, aiid 
solemnly vow obedience to King Emanuel, who 
reigns in the Pilgrim-land. And, upon his con- 
fession of faith in the King of the pilgrims, he was 
immersed into the name of the Father, and into 
the name of the Son, and into the name of the 
Holy Ghost. Being now buried with Christ in 
baptism, he is recognized as a citizen with all the 
privileges of citizenship to travel in the land of 
pilgritnage, with a full assurance of the forgive- 
ness of his sins; and clothed with the atoning 
blood sprinkled robe of Christ's righteousness, and 
if he keeps it untainted, the undisputable diploma 
for admittance into the City of God. . O what; 
joy and holy comfort pervades the Soul of our 
young pilgrim. The load of his 'sins gone, and 
with what light steps he hastily pursues his jour- 
ney, his heart leaping for joy. He sings, "How 
amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts I 
How beautiful is the site of ilount Zion, the City 
of our. God!" But' he was not' exempt frdm 
temptation ; perhaps he felt too happy, or his spirit 
too much elevated. Bitter Avater checked his pro- 
gress. Reproaches and persecution dainited his 
courage, and he fell in with the giant Despair. 
O, says he, God has forsaken me. My journey is 
a doubtful one. May it be possible, after all, that 
I am led in the wroxig road, because I meet with 
many obstacles, and sits down in a mood of des- 
pondency ; yea, he hides in a cave ; wrapt up in 
thought "\A-hat to do, whether to return or to pro- 
ceed on his journey. Finally, he lifted up his 
voice in faith, calling for help from the Lord God 
Almighty. Soon he heard a voice, " What dost 
thou here ?" " I have been jealous for the Lord 
God of hosts ; I have fled from the City of Des- 
truction, and am on a journey to the Heavenly 
City, and my road is obstructed; what shall I do?" 
A still small voice — •" Proceed on vour journey, 



THE PILGRIM. 



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■ for I am -with thee ; fear no evil, my rod and my 
staff they shall comfort thee." Cheered by this 
Omnipotent promise, he redoubled his steps. 
Fairly started, he met Fearful retracing his steps 
•with rapid speed. What is wrong ? The answer 
was Evil Report. Evil report, I met a company 
of travelei's returning with a regret that they had 
ever started on a pilgrimage, for the pilgrims are 
too exacting or particular to come up to the old land- 
marks, and wfll not allow ns to go beyond the old 
boundaries of the land of pilgrimage. AVe met 
opposition from mighty pilgrims, giants who can 
handle the Sword of the Spirit, " to the pulling 
down of strongholds, casting down imaginations, 
and eveiy high thing," and our little company 
was as grasshoppers in their eyes. They have 
driven us from the land of pilgrimage, because 
v/e would not submit to their iron rules. Fearful 
concludes, I have outrun them to bring the sad 
news to the City of Destruction, lest some others 
might be deceived to meet v/ith like sad disap- 
pointment. But Pilgrim, not daunted with the 
story of Fearful, presses onward with redoubled 
energy, armed with the whole armor of God, the gir- 
dle of truth, the breast plate of I'ighteousness, shod 
with the preparation of the Gospel of peace, the 
shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the 
Sword of the Spirit. Thus equipped, he out- 
journeys many who started long before him. He 
pressed through every difficulty, now eating the 
bread of sorrow, then again, the bread of life, the 
heavealy manna; now he drank of the bitter 
water of Mara, then- again of the crystal waters 
of life, which makes glad the City of God. So 
in his meaudermgs he passes on in "his pilgrimage. 
Finally, he saw the end of his prilgriniage drawing 
nigh. His eyes grew dim, and he fell into a revery, 
and in his dream he beheld, with Jacob of old "a lad- 
der set upon the earth, the top of it reaching to 
heaven," showing him, in a ligure, his journey 

.from earth to heaven. Again he av/oke aud said: 
truly " the Lord is in this place, aud I kuew it 

•not." And he was afraid, and said, " How dreadful 
is this place ! This is none other but the House 
of God, and this is the Gate to Heaven," and 
then in the triumph of his faith, he shouts, " O, 
death, where is thy sting? O, grave where is thy 
victory '?" Chants, M'ith his expiriug breath, 

■ " Thanks be to God, which giveth me the victory, 
through our Lord Jesus Christ." "Mark the 
perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of 
that man is peace." We viewed the pilgrim in the 
triumph of his fliith, "fliUeu asleep in Jesus, in the 
anticipated hope of soon gaining admittance into 
the City of God, and to have his dijiloma recog- 
nized by the King of Glory, and the bolts of the 
gates of heaven unlocked, to unite with the 
immortal spirits of just men made perfect; to 
await the re-uniou of soul and bodv in the 



morning of the first resiu'rection, which we will 
consider in our next No. 

LEONASD FUKEY. 



[For thr PiLGRiii.J 



PRAYER. 



It has been truly said, " Prayer moves the arm 
that moves the world." O! if it were not for 
prayer, how lonely would be our condition here — 
how solitary our journey through this vale of tears. 
We would have no place to rest our burdens when 
tired and weary ; no shade to screen us from the 
noonday's sun ; no rock to shelter us from the 
blast. But, thank God, by prayer, through faith 
believing, we cau ask and receive those things 
which we need. We can commune with him 
who was " tempted in all points like as we, yet 
without sin ;" in the ears of an all sympathizing 
God we can pour out every trial and temptation, 
and receive consolation 'and encouragement to 
press onward and upward toward our heavenly 
home. We can ask forgiveness for sins past, and 
implore strength for days to come. How essential 
then that we pray. Pray for the spread of the 
gospel in heathen lands where, in their blindness, 
they bow to wood and stone, and, in their 
ignorance, call upon gods to hear who possess not 
that sense, and to save who have no power. Let 
us pray, too, that the missionary work may go 
forward in our own dear land — a country claim- 
ing to be the most enlightened and civilized upon 
the face of the vast globe, and yet containing 
thousands upon thousands who know not the liv- 
ing God. Pray for our neighbors, ourselves, and 
for all humanity. Pray earnestly ; pray without 
ceasing. Christian friends don't neglect this all 
important duty. Whatever else may be on hands 
let it all give place to communion with our God, 
and may our prayers ascend to the Most High, 
united as it were in one great petition. Enter 
your closets, and there unbar your bosoms to him 
who knows the secret intent of every heart. Re- 
member the " prayer of the righteous man avail- 
eth much." Ask freely. Ask largely, knowing 
that "gi\dng doth not impoverisii the Lord, 
neither doth withholding enrich him," so large 
and so bounteous is his store of heavenly blessings. 
May God give us strength and grace to press on, 
and give ns His Holy Spirit to bear ^\•itness with 
ours that we are his children. jiollie. 



There is no vice that doth so much cover a man 
with shame, as to be found false and periidious. 
All that a man gets by lying is, that he is not 
believed when he docs speak the truth. 

The excesses of our youth are drafts upon our 
old age, payable with interest, about thirty years 
after date. 



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THE PILGRIM. 



[Fob the Pilgbim.] ' ^ 

THE YOKE OF JESUS. 

" My yoke is easy, and my biTrden is light." 
Matthew 11th chap. 30th verse. 

Can the same be said of Satan, or sin ? "With 
regard to them, how faithfully true is the reverse 
—■'my yoke is heavy and my burden is grievous." 
Christ's service is a happy service, the only happv 
one ; and even when there is a cross to carrt', or a 
yoke to bear, it is His own appointment. ' My yoke.' 
It is sent b\- no untried friend. Nay He -^vho 
puts it on His people, bore this very yoke Him- 
self" He carried our sorrows. How blessed this 
feeling of holy servitude to so kind a Master ; not 
driven but led, and led often most tenderly when 
the yoke and burden are upon us. The great apos- 
tle rarely speaks of himself under any other title 
but one ; that one he seems to make his boast. He 
had much whereof he might glory ; he had been 
the instrument in saving thousands — he had spo- 
ken before kings — he had been in CaDsar's palace 
and Cffiser's presence — he had been caught wp into 
the third heavens, — but in all his letters this is 
his joyful prefix and superscription : " The serv- 
ant of Jesus Christ." My dear reader, do yon 
know this blessed servitude ? Can you say with 
a joyful heart, '■' O Lord, truly I am thy servant." 
He is no hard task-master. AVould Satan try to 
teach you so ? Let this be the refutation, " He 
loved me, and gave himself for me." True, the 
yoke is the appointed discipline he emplovs in 
training his children for immortal itv. But be 
comforted. It is His tender liand that puts it onj 
and keeps it on. He T\'ill suit the yoke to tlie neck, 
and the neck to the yoke. He "will sv;it His grace to 
your trials ; nay. He will bring you even to be in 
lovo^with these, when they bring along with tliem 
such gracious unfoldings of His own faithfulness 
and mercy. How His people need thus to be in 
heaviness through manyfold temptations, to keep 
them meek and submissive. 

jS^cver is there more gracious love than when 
God takes His own means to curb and subjugate, 
to humble us, and to prove us — bringing us out 
trom ourselves, our likings, our confidences, our 
prosperity-, and jjutting us under the needed yoke: 
And who has ever repented of that joyful servi- 
tude ? Tried believer, has He ever failed thee ? 
Has His yoke been too grievious ? Have thy tears 
been unalleviated — thy sorrows unsolaced — thy 
t^raptations above that that thou wert able to bear? 
Ah ! rather canst thou not testify, " tlie word of 
the Lord is tried." I cast my burden upon Him, 
and " He sustained me." How have seeming diffi- 
culties melted away? How has the yoke lost its 
lieavjness, and the cross its bitterness, in the 
tliought of whom thou wert bearing it for. There 
i>s a- promised rest in the ver^' carrying of the 



yoke, and a better rest remains for the weary and 
toil-worn, when the appointed work is finished, 
for thus sayetli " that same Jesus," " Take my 
yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek 
and lowly in heart, and ye shall find 7-est unto 
your souls." LUCY c. s. 



[For thb PiLGEiii.] 

BEAUTIFUL EIYEll. 

"^Hiat means the little crystal stream, gushing forth 
from beneath the rocks of yonder high and lofty 
mountain ? It is the source of a stream. Many 
a weary traveler has quenched his thirst and 
cooled his parching tongue from the waters of this 
beautiful stream. Hushing like a mighty torrent, 
on, 071 it flows, over a bed of marble-like pebbles, 
cataracts, or whatever may perchance have come 
in the way. As "onM'ard it flows, of/ie?- streams 
join to increase the tide, until it has groAvn to be a 
large stream. So our lives, our talents, our edu- 
cation, all commence as did this river. God has 
placed us here as also were our first parents in the 
garden of Eden, yet not without sin, as were they. 
Yet God has promised to stand by us in 
every trying hour, will give us grace to 
overcome "every sin which doth so easily 
beset us." In our midst He has placed a 
beautiful river, on either side, was there the tree 
of life. His only begotten Son, who died the ag- 
onizing death on the cross, stands by this beautiful 
river, with out-stretched arms, pleading daily, yea 
hourly, and at any moment for us to accept of 
the water of this onward stream, without money 
and without price. Who will refuse to give heed 
to his pleadings ? If we perish by the side of 
this flowing foimtain, we cannot reprimand any 
one else ; we OTily are to blame. Another beauti- 
ful river is the swelling Jordan, which we all must, 
sooner or later, pass over, prepared or unprepared. 
INIay Ave so live that when the simimons come to 
bid us depart to that invisible world, we may re- 
ply as did the bleeding Lamb on the cross, "It is 
finished" "To-day, as ye hear his voice, harden 
not your hearts." " EMILY R. STIPLEB, 

HoUidavsbura;, Penna. 



Beo. Jesse Calvee, of jNIilford, Indiana, says : 
Soon may the Happy Pilgeim find its way to 
many happy firesides, freighted with messages of 
love and encom-agement to. all, is our prayer. I 
would gladly contribute to its columns, but am 
overburdened with labor. I have preached every 
dav for the last six weeks, and our labor has 
been crowned with great success. iSIore than one 
hundred have been added b}- liaptism. May the 
good work still go on, and keep us all from the 
evil. 



THE PILGKIjSI, 



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YOUTH'S DEPAETMENT. 



[FOKTBK PiLORIJI.j 



WINTER. 

While liaving the materials ready to write an- 
other article for the Pilgeim, I ^Yas sitting at the 
window overlooking our orchard, I thought that 
Winter would be a good subject to write upon. 
In Winter the trees are all bare ; the apple and 
peach trees have nothing but limbs and bare 
branches. The large forests are all barren ; the 
oak, the chestnut and many others. We would 
not think that they might get green again m a 
few months, but God has made it so. If he would 
not make it so I would really not know what 
would become of us. In Winter the ground is 
frozen hard most of the time. In Summer the 
trees are all green ; but in the Winter they are all 
stripped of their leaves. Some places in the 
forests there are some dry leaves on such little 
trees. In Winter it is cold, that we all know, but 
soon it will get warmer again, and the leaves will 
soon come out, according to their kind, and fruit 
to their kind. How good God is in providing 
for all our wants. He provided us with wood 
and coal to keep us warm, and cook our food, and 
make us comfortable when he sends Winter upon 
US. God, in the creation of the world, made coal 
in the earth and wood to make our houses warm, 
and now we can live, but not as good as God ; but 
if we live according to his word, we may have a 
hope to live with him in a world to come, because 
it is written in the New Testsment that "there is 
yet a rest for the people of God, after this life," 
where 

'< No chilling winds nor poisonous treath 
Can reach that healthful shore. 

Sickness and sorrow, pain and death, 
Are felt and feared no more." 

SAMUEL STEPHEN ZrG. 

Mastersonville, Lane. Co., Pa. — No. 2, 



for being so kind, and got him fine presents. 
Little Joe soon loved Edward better than any 
one else, and in time Edward learned liim to read 
and tauglit him about Jesus, and Joe became a 
servant of the Lord. So we see little folks can do 
good and help to bring neglected ones to Christ, 
rayettcville, W. Ta. " w, H. flort. 

OOEEESPONDENGE. 



[lat. TH» PiLORia.] 

EDWAED AND JOE. 
I once heard of a boy whose name was Edward 
who had two dollars given him as a Christmas 
present by his father. He was so happy that he 
rim into the street, intending to get some books or 
pretty toys with his money. He met another boy, 
whose name was Joseph, and says to him in great 
glee, " See here, Joe, what a gift I liave," then 
asked what he had got for his Christmas gift. 
Joe began to cry, g,nd said he had nothing. He 
had no father, and his inother was sick, and they 
had no money to get food or medicine. Edward 
gave his two dollars to Joe and said, " Take them 
and get what you need, I will do ^vithout any 
present tliis year." His father blessed his boy 



JoHX P. Deppex, — Dear Brother : — 
Yours of Feb. 16th is received, and I avail myself 
of the first opportunity- to reply. I would have 
answered earlier, but as we were breaking up our 
former home, and moving to another county I was 
unavoidably delayed. I will proceed at once to 
answer your several questions. 

1st. "Have the farms living water generally?" 
In some localities there are several, from one to a 
half dozen good springs on every farm, and in oth- 
ers it is necessary to dig wells. These latter vary 
in depth from 15 to 100 feet, generally about 30 
feet will supply very fine water. 

You could hardly fail however in getting a place 
to suit you that had, at least, one good spring 
on it. On the east of the Blue Ridge the water is 
freestone. Between the Blue Ridge and the Alle- 
ghanies we have the purest limestone. 

2d. " Have you a sufficient supply of wood ou 
most of the farms?" 

In this part of the State, the Tallies of the 
James and the Roanoke rivers, wood is very abund- 
ant. The mountains are in easy reach of the plan- 
tations and many of our largest landholders supply 
their fires from them. Besides this, coal is very 
abundant here, and that removes any and all feai-s 
of want from that source. In the flat lands a large 
proportion is still in timber, and with economy, 
several generations will pass away before the stock 
is exhausted. 

3d. " Do you burn lime as they do in Pennsyl- 
vania ' 

We are just awakening to the importance of using 
lime. Every facility is offered here in the way of 
wood and stone and a Avant of energy and enter- 
prize has hitherto prevented the farmers from ap- 
plying it. It repays us here very richly and but 
few years will elapse before its use will become 
universal. Slavery, that heavy incubus on our 
prosperity, has been removed and we soon, with 
the aid of the ample means within our reach, will 
renovate our wasted soils. 

4th. "Is fruit plentiful?" 

It is, on the small farms, but the large planta- 
tions are poorly supplied. The soil and climate 
is very favorable for fruit growing, and a few years 
onlv is wanted to enable everybody to have plenty 
of fruit. 



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THE PILGRIM, 



5th. " "Wliat can improved farms be purchased 

for?"' ^ . ■ . 

That varies very maich, say from $25 to $150 
per acre. The best lauds of Eoanoke are vrortli 
from $50 to $100 per acre, but good farms can be 
bouo-ht for |30. In Avhat is known as the Yallev 
of Virginia, where we live, you can get forms of 
any size that you want &om 100 to 2000 acres. 
Our average farms are about 200 acres, and these 
generally, have comfortable houses, and outbuild- 
ings, fruit, &c., &c. 

I live about 200 miles South West of Eichmond, 
on the line of the Ya. & Tenn. E. E. 

I will now give you a general outline of informa- 
tion concerning our State which may be of much 
advantage to you and the readers of the PiLGEiii. 

If you desire to locate among the brethren take 
the most direct route for Baltimore. From there 
vou will iind a Railroad leading through the Val- 
ley of the Shenandoah, and runnmg South ward__ as 
far as Harrisonburg. On your journey stop off at 
Winchester and inquire for brethren who live in 
that vicinitv, (I am not able to give you their 
names) and" they will wait on you gladly. Stop 
again at J.Io-^Tr^-town and go to brother Geo. Sha- 
ver, an Elder in our church. Stop at Sit. Jack- 
son' and call for brother Joliu Neff. You will 
like that locality if vou fancy rich and highly cul- 
tivated farms. Stop oil at Timberville and inqun-e 
for David Cline, aud when you arrive at Harri- 
sonburg take the Warm Spring Turnpike and walk 
about 4 miles to Dayton and stop at bro. Daniel 
Bowman's, who will offer you every facility for 
prosecuting vom- mission. After you are satisfied 
with that pai't <^^ ^he Valley, get aboard the stage 
coach running from Harrisonburg to Bonsacks, 
distance 110 miles, and stop one mile before you 
arrive at the latter place and my father, B. F. 
Moomav,' will receive vou and aid you to the ex- 
tent of his ability, to secure you a habitation in 
our midst. Tliere is some very superior land ly- 
ing on tliis latter route, but there are but few 

• brethren. The people are very friendly and peac- 
' able and glad to see Eastern or Western emigrants 

coming among them. In the lower valley farm- 

• ing is very profitable. Y'heat, corn, oats and grass 
are raised" in immense quantities. During the war 
itwascalledthegranary of Lee's army. Lai-geuum- 

■ bers of beeves a"re fattened there for the markets of 
'■'Baltimore and Philadelphia. In the upper valley 
the country is not so highly improved, but is 
building up very rapidly. 

If vou would like to buy grazing farms you will 
find favorable inducements in Montgomery county 
where I now live, and in Pulaski, YvVthe and Taze- 
well counties. In the tlu'cc last named counties there 
.are no organized churches of brethren. If you 
come to this part of the State, write me when you 



will be at Christiansburg and I will meet you any 
time and take pleasure in showing our county. 
AddiTSs to Blacksburg, Montgomery county, Va. 

If you would prefer the stock trade, and cer- 
tainly that is a beautifiil business, and withal very 
profitable, as Jacob the great cattle dealer and 
grazier of Mesopotamia no doubt realized, you will 
stop off at New Creek, on the Baltimore & Ohio 
Eaib'oad as that eoimty affords greater induce- 
ments for it than any other part of the South. 
That is in W. Virginia. There are flourishing 
congregations of brethren in the adjoining coun- 
ties. Try and reach bro. Daniel Hayes, of Green- 
land, Grant co., W. Va. ,[ 

As to the population in the Valley of Virginia, 
the German element largely predominates. There 
were but few slaves, comparatively speaking, be- 
fore the war and consequently the baneful influ- 
ence of slavery on the minds and hearts of the 
whites, has not affected us so seriously as where 
that element abounded. ; .'. ^•''!' '-J«'''-''f 

You would find a striking and agreeable har- 
mony between our people and those of your native 
State, Pennsylvania. 

Should you desire to settle in a locality where 
the brethren are unknown you will go to Norfolk, 
or Petersburg, or Richmond, and in the tributary 
counties to those cities, large areas of very fertile 
and cheap lands are in the market. The labor in 
that section of the State was almost exclusively 
performed by the slaves, and since tlie war they 
have been unable to cultivate their large planta- 
tions, and consequently, offer their lands at greatly 
reduced prices, often less than the improvements 
cost. Besides they are deeply involved in debt 
and their property is sold to liqudate then- indebt- 
edness. This part of the State was settled by the 
English, and those old, obnoxious ideas of superior 
blood, of pure, and noble, and impure and igno- 
ble extraction which prevailed in England two 
centuries ago obtains there now to. a considerable 
extent, and makes it unpleasant to hard working 
and frugal foreigners. 

If you come as far South on the Va. & Tenn. 
Eaih'oad as Lo'wit's Crossing go to bro. Abraham 
Brubaker's. There are a few members there and 
some good land for sale on ver)^ moderate terms. He 
vnll be glad to serve you. All over the Eastern 
part of om- State there are immense tracts of worn-out 
tobacco lands which can be bought for a trifling 
sum, and which will take a generation to recuperate. 
They farmed on the principle of killing the goose 
tQ get the golden egg. I have nothing to say in 
behalf of this quality of land, only to direct atten- 
tion to it, and let emigrants choose or refiise as they 
prefer. 

Hoping that this will be of service to you and 
others who would like to come to the Sunny South, 



THE P I L G R I M , 



47 



t;jli;;^n^5Di^ij;,i7itsTmes, its fruits and flowers, I 
am vour humble brother in Chnst. 

D. C. MOOMAW. 

Blacksbur a, Va., ^^^^^'^^ ''^ ^^''^- 

[JOK THE PILGKIM,] 

MISSIONARY. 
" And he said unto them, go ye into all the 
world, and preach the Gospel to every creature, 

Mark 16. 15." . . -, ■ . 

De.^r Pilgeim:— Believing it is your design lo 
preach the Gospel to every creature. Then youlmve 
a noble purpose in view, and your visits wiii be 
hailed with delight by many of the brethren and 
sisters. But how are you to reach all the world .^ 
It is true you are in your youtli, and time niay do 
much with you, but I fear your mission will be 
limited without we who are pdgrims with you, 
will take you up with the doctrine you advocate 
and carry you to and fro, and scatter yoii broad- 
cast in tiie world. This has been a question with 
me ever since I have connected rayseit with tne 
church, which is not verj- long, and perhaps! 
think more about it than many of the 
bretln-en as I am so circumstanced that 
T very frequently meet with tnose ttiat 
have veiy great missionary spirit, and _ tliey 
frequently attack me on that point, wnich is the 
hardest question they can put to me. ihey will 
generally admit anything that we think is a com- 
mand, and to do it is all right, though they think 
many things that weiold as commands are unes- 
sential, but this one command, from the stress they 
place on it they must think it essential, ihey 
sav we do not carry it out, and I have always to 
confess that according to my weak judgment, we 
do not carry it out to that extent that we snould. 
Xow, brethren, could we not fix upon a plan that 
would fully carry out that command, or if it is fu - 
Iv carried out by us who claim to be the true fol- 
lowers of Christ, will some of the brethren be 
kind enough to let me know how it is carried 
out to its full extent, so that I may be able to 
o-ive an answer to the gainsayer. 

Your fellow Pilgrim to Eternity, 
New Hope, Ya., S. J. Gaebee 



[For TBlt riLOKIK.] 

PILGRIM RECEPTION. 
Hail welcome Pilgeim ! With Christian grati- 
tude, we ureet thy timely arrival to our family 
altar. Though thou hast roamed far and 
near, over mountain, hill and dale, at our home 
thou hast found an open door ; though at first 
sight we entertained some doubt as to the_ genu- 
iireness of your mission, but then came the injunc- 
tion : "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, 
for thereby you may entertain angels unawares. 
And when wc saw the beautiful title, Pilgrim, avc 



hailed you with joy to our fireside. Thrice hless- 
ed Messenger, thou art ever welcome in the man- 
sions of the Pilgrim's rast. We congratulate your 
appearance, and have read with interest, and we 
believe with profit, the wholesome truths^ contain- 
ed in yoiu- columns, and rav weak and humble pray- 
er is that God's blessing may accompany your 
Editors' and contributors' efforts, that every num- 
b.-r may be filled with profitable instruction as 
dictated by the Holy Spirit, that may comfort thd 
pilgrim's heart and cause him to go on his way/ 
rejoicing. ■■ 

And now dear Pilgeiji, permit me, through., 
your columns to call the attention of our mem- 
bership to our Periodicals. Beloved brethren and 
sisters I tell vou in truth, and smcent)^ tnat i am 
made to rejoice in the zeal and wisdom of iiie 
Church in" taking hold of the pen and press which 
are mio-htier than the sword, to promulgate the true 
Gospefastauo-ht by our blessed Saviour, from shore 
to shore. First "we had the F«/to- ; then tne; 
ComBamo^ and now the Pilgeiji; andbcsiaes 
these we have another little Messenger, the Pious 
Youth, which I think contains very good instruc- 
tion for our children. But my friendly pilgrims 
we must lend our aid in order that much goodmay 
be accomplished. First, let us open our hearts m 
humble prayer to God, that His blessing may ac- 
comijanv both Editors and Contributors, and then 
loose our purse strings and contribute liberally that 
our Editors may be enabled to carry on their good 
work in the fear of the Lord successfully. _ Why 
should we not try and support our periodicals 
when we see some of the good fruits which they 
have yielded, and hear of the many souls that have, 
been made to rejoice through their instrumentality. 
As my article is growing lengthy and may weary 
your patience, although I might fill columns of 
encouragement and suggestions, I will foi^bear fo^ 
the present. A few more words to the Editors ol 
the PiLGEiJi, and then I am done. 

Dear brethi-en, enclosed find ^1.00 for the Pil- 
GEniAyhichyou wiU send to my address. At 
present I have little more to say m fiivor of the 
Pilgeim, and nothing against it; as the first num- 
ber only is upon my table. I have perused it 
carefully, and am prompted to say, jou are labor- 
ino- in a good cause. Go on and give encourage- 
mait to the pilgrims on tlieir way to Zion. Labor 
assiduously forlho conversion of sinners. Hope 
it will not be long until the PiLGEnr will come 
weekly. What I have written has'been prompted 
through pure love, as I am not interested other- 
wise. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Chnst 

abide A\-ith us all. Amen. 



FR.VXKLIX FOKXEY. 



Stonv Creek, Pa. 



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THE PILGRIM. 



EDITOS'S DEPAETMENT. 

With this Xo. we commence the Treekly issuCj 
according to promise, and witli this vre hope our 
kind patrons vriU be satisfied for the present. The 
future is promising, and our readers can feel as- 
sured that -^re will do the very best that we can. 
We are not desirous of becoming rich, nor need 
we have any fears of that, according to Ex-Edi- 
tor's article in the Visitor. (People see som.e 
sti'ange things while dreaming.) We started on a 
solid basis, without owing any man; therefore, Ave 
know just how we stand, and if we loose by the 
enterprise, we will reflect on uone but ourselves. 
By good economy, and living in close proximity 
to our farms, we hope to succeed and also put out 
a cheap paper, especially if our patrons will rally 
to our aid. We would much desire to have about 
foiu- or five hundred more subscribers, to see us 
through nicely and put out double numbers at the 
latter part of the year. We have booked about 
250 post offices. If we could get two more names 
at each office we would have the desired number. 
Shall we have it dear readers ? If so the Pilgeih 
will be doubled from, at latest, September. This, 
we think, will be a very liberal offi;r when the low 
price of our paper is considered, ilake an effort, 
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NO. 7. 



ESSAY DEPARTMENT. 

[For the Pilgkih ] 

LOT'S DELIYEEANCE. 
The Apostle Jude exhorting Christians to be 
constant in the faith, reminds them of the terrible 
judgment of God upon fallen angels, upon his 
people Israel and upon the inhabitants of Sodom. 
Of the latter he speaks thus, .even as Sodom and 
Gomorrah and the cities about them, in like man- 
ner giving themselves over to fornication and go- 
ing after strange flesh are set forth for an example, 
suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Examples 
of this kind are not for imitation, but for caution, 
for warning, that all sinners may avoid the des- 
truction by avoiding sin. The history before us 
is a very affecting, yet a very instructive one. 
"We would first notice the destruction of Sodom 
and the surrounding cities. It appears that those 
cities were situated in a very fertile country, even 
as the garden of the Lord. This probably was 
the reason why Lot chose this for his home, sup- 
posing that those fertile plains would afford ample 
food for his flocks. This was well considered in 
a temporal point of view, but when we look at it 
spiritually, we must conclude that he made a very 
bad choice ; for it is said of the people of Sodom 
that they were desperately wic'ied ; their sins 
are said to cry unto the Lord. The cry of Sodom 
and Gomorrah is great. Not only were the right- 
eous ears of Lot vexed with their filthy conversa- 
tion, but the great cry of sin had rcn/'hcd the ears 
of Jpliovah. The time seems to have come whcu 
justice must be meeted out to a disobedient people. 
The Lord made known to Abraham what he was 
about to do, by sending three messengers to com- 



municate unto him the secret. Now we find that 
Abraham felt an interest in the welfare of these 
people, on account of his nephew Lot — of him it 
is said that he was righteous — hence Abraham im- 
plores the Lord to have mercy and spare the cities 
on account of the righteous ; hence the conversa- 
tion between the Lord and his servant Abraham — 
" If there be fifty righteous found in the place 
wilt thou spare the cities ?" " If so they shall be 
spared," saith the Lord. Abraham, after taking 
the second thought, may have had some fears that 
his estimate Avas too high, and continued to im- 
plore the Lord until he had the number reduced 
to ten, no doubt supposing, by including Lot and 
family, that the point was gained and that the 
number might be found; but lamentable to say 
that in those populous cities and the surrounding 
country, not even the number of ten gould be 
found. . Having accomplished their mission to 
Abraham, the angels hastened to inform Lot of 
what was shortly to take place. As Lot sat at the 
gate of Sodom, the messengers drew near, and as 
the custom of Lot was to invite and entertain 
strangers, so they went into Lot's house and abode 
there during the night, in which time they re- 
vealed unto him the message, also enquiring con- 
cerning his children. There it appears they had a 
manifastation of the wickedness of the inhabi- 
tants of Sodom, for no sooner had they learned 
that Lot was entertaining strangers, thau they 
compassed the house round, both old and young, 
and would have done violence to the messengers 
had they not been vested with more than ordinarj' 
power, so that they smote the people with blind- 
ucss. Now there was no time to be lost. Lot 
must inform his sons-in-law of what is to take 



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place. Unto them it seemed as idle tales. Just 
so with the sinners when the minister declares unto 
them the way of salvation, and lays before them 
their doom if they die in their sins ; that where 
God and where Christ is they cannot come. Alas, 
so often they receive it as idleness, just as though 
there was no Heaven to obtain nor hell to shun. But 
see what follows : The morning came, the sun rose 
"vvith all her splendor ; some were beginning their 
daily occupation, while others, who had been en- 
gaged in revelry diuring the night, were yet taking 
their morning slumber. But no sooner had the 
angels hastened Lot and family out of Sodom and 
were safe in Zoar, than the Lord rained fire upon 
the doomed cities and they were all consumed. 
But Lot being in favor Avith God was delivered, 
though it would appea,r from the reading of the 
circumstance that it required some urging of Lot 
on the part by the Angels, for nothing could be 
done until the righteous were cai-ed for ; and while 
he lingered the men laid hold on their hands. The 
Lord being merciful unto them set them without 
the city. JSfow the command was to escape for 
their lives, not to look back, neither totiu-rs" in all 
the plains, but to escape to the mountains for their 
life. Now, dear reader, here we may learn a lesson 
-^we, who profess to have left the city of Destruc- 
tion, not to taiTy in all the plains of- sin, not to 
look back upon the beggarly elements of this 
"world, but to hasten on to the mountain of God, 
and there enjoy eternal life at the right hand of our 
Father in Heaven. If we tarry by the way there 
is danger of being: consumed in the Sodom of sin. 
\\ e learn from the above that there were four 
pereons that left the city of Sodom, and we also 
learn that there were but three that entered Zoar. 
The wife, the mother, had disobeyed in looking I 
back, and becainc a monument of salt. Tlius we I 
see the fruits of disobedience. What must have , 
been the feeling-s of the husband when he entered 
Zoar and looked back, found not his bosom com- 
panion. This is better imagined than described. 
We cannot but sympathize with that unfortunate 
woman, when we consider for a moment that some 
of her oif-spi-ing were left behind in that doomed 
citVj which we may suppose were dear to her 
This may have caused her to turn and look back, 
to see if these things were so. But this again 
teaches us that though our father, mother, vrife. 
husband or children stay lingering in the plains of 
sin, it is no cause why we should give up the race 
we are running for the city of Refuge, and turn 
back to be forever banished from t'le presence of 
our father. v. n. sayloe. 

Double Pipe Creek, Md. 



LIFE OF A PILGEIM PORTRAYED.— 
CONCLUDED. 

Savior of Zion City, 

I through grace a pilgrim am ; 
Let the world deride or pity, 

I will glory in thy name. 
Fading is the worldling's pleasure, 

All his boasted pomp and show I 
Solid joys and lasting treasure, 

None but Zion's Pilgrims know. 

Third, Final entrance, and what he there en- 
joyed, and an spjjeal to sti-angers. 

When we undertake to picture the glories of 
Heaven, our minds falter; because we may im- 
agine to tread on forbidden ground, for our iinite 
mind cannot comprehend the joj's prepared for the 
faithful pilgrims ; but others have attempted, and 
the holy Apostles have done so. We left the pil- 
grisn in our portrait in the last number, at the gate 
of heaven; soul and body separated by death, the 
common fitte of all, and, as the body must return 
to the dust from whence, it is taken, we will let it 
rest there until the coming of the Lord; but the 
spu-it, or the soul, must return to God who gave it, 
" for the soul of the righteous is in the hand of 
God, and no torment shall touch it." Hence our 
pilgrim, who died in the triumph of frat-h, his soul 
will enter through the gate into Paradise, to rest 
in peace, under fh" Mfar of God, or in Abraham's 
bosom in a conscious state, in quiet and happiness, 
to await the resurrection of the just. Though rest- 
ing in peace for a thousand years, yet will appear 
to the disembodied soul only a moment of time. 
As this immortal part emenates from God, equally 
eternalized, so it is God-like in existence and en- 
durance. "A thousand yeara is with the Lord as 
one day, and one day as a thousand years." 
Equally so with the souls of the just so long aS 
disembodied. 



But hark ! the trumpet of God sounds, the dead 
bodies rise, our pilgrim will be one of them. His 
body will come forth incorruptible— by a myste- 
rious attraction his soul will re-unite with that 
changed and glorified body, and by DiA"ine attrac- 
tion drawn up in the clouds to meet the Lord in 
the air, to be ever with the Lord. His diploma 
will be acknowledged and sealed, and stamped with 
the stamp of the king of the Eternal City ; which 
will he recognized in the ^Millennial reign, at the 
general resurrection, and the city of the great King 
of Kings. "Behold the Lord cometh with ten 
thousand of his saints," — Our pilgrim will be 
among the number — As said by Divine attraction, 
the saints that have part in the first resurrection will 
meet Him in the a;rial region. From these "the 
Among the most alarming symptoms of national j armies of Heaven will follow Him (in his descent) 
degeneracy, is a gradual departure from the peculiar upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, clean.and 
truths, maxims, and spirit of Christianity. white" — (the pilgrim among them,) consequently 



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he will be "blessed and holy/' for lie lias part in 
the first resurrection. Second death has no power 
over him, for he will be a priest of God and of 
Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand 
years ; blessed reign, well worthy a pilgrimage to 
the Holy City. 

The Millennium having elapsed, pilgrim will 
appear with Christ in general Judgment, "Do ye 
not know, saitli Paul, that the saints shall judge 
the world ?" But to cap the climax of his' eternal 
felicity, he shall have his abode in the Holy City 
■for ever and ever, yea in God's celestial city, the 
new Jerusalem which John the divine saw in a 
vision coming down from God out of Heaven, 
prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. — 
^'Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and 
he shall dwell with them, and they shall be his 
people, and God himself shall be their God." 
What joy ! what happiness shall there be realized ! 
besides these will be the identification for the as- 
sociation of all the sanctified saints in glory, in the 
presence of God and the Lamb; together with the 
enjoyment of the Triune God forever, it is truly 
a blessedness of the highest sublimity, such tha,t 
mortal man cannot conceiye, much less describe. 
No death, no pain, neither sorrow, nor crying, for 
God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes ; 
the citv, their eternal abode, is of pure gold, sur- 
rounded with the glory of God, the walls of jasper, 
and tJie gates richly set with pearls. No need of 
the sun, neither of the moon to shine in it, for 
the Lord God is the light thereof for ever and ever. 

We have tried to picture the life and the happy 
end of a pilgrim and follower of Jesus Christ, the 
Captain of Salvation ; and when we review it, we 
feel humbled that we were not more successful in 
our effort. But all that we have to say in conclu- 
sion is. to come along with us on our pilgrimage 
to the Happy Land, to the City of the great King. 
Come stranger. Why do you linger in the land 
of destruction? Why stay in the city of Sodom? 
Remember her sad fate! Behold the smoke of 
God's wrath ascending in the executed vengeance 
for their wickedness ! O come, we will lend you 
a helping hand. We welcome you and bid you 
God's speed on your journey. The anger of the 
Lord is kindled against the sinner, and what you 
know the measure of your iniquity may be full 
ere long, and you perish as a stranger to the Com- 
monwealth of Isreal; have nojiart in the inheri- 
tance of God and his Christ. But in the convic- 
tion of my soul, I solemnly warn you to flee from 
the wrath to come. My appeals and exhortations 
shall be summed up in the words of the poet : 

While life prolongs its precious light, 
Mercy is fouud'and peace is given; 
But soon, ah soon, approaching night 
"• Shall blot out every hope of Heaven. 



Now God invites ; how blest the day ! 

How sweet the gospel's charming sound! 
Come, sinners, haste, O haste away, 

While yet a pardoning God is found. 

So fare ye well. LEONARD furry. 

New Enterprise, Pa. 

lam 

[FoH TSB Pilgrim ] 

REFLECTIONS. 

To-day, the fourth Sabbath of the month, the 
brethren and sisters of Botetourt county, Va., 
met for Divine worship at the A^alley meeting 
house, the central house of that congregation. 

This has been the day for worship there, from 
my earliest remembrance, and large numbers usu- 
ally meet monthly, to engage in the solemn devo- 
tions, and to meet and converse v>'itli friends, &c. 
Many have been the pleasant and happy hours I 
have spent there, first in childish innocent glee be- 
fore I felt the dreadful plague of sin, then in 
company of the gay and thoughtless, pleasure of a 
c[uestionable designation, and la.st and greatest, in 
singing and praying with the little flock of our 
gracious Lord, and hearing the proclamation of 
the Gospel, that "speaks peace on earth and good 
will to men." 

But that is now of the things of the past. These 
pleasant associations exist now only in the silent 
memories of the heart. "The end" is v,-ritten at the 
bottom of the long page, and there are no more 
leaves to turn over. The book is closed and clasp- 
ed, and a new book is opened, another record is 
begun. By the direction of an over-ruling Prov- 
idence I have gone away from them, and my lot 
is cast in another field of the Lord's vineyard. But 
while I am absent from them in the body I trust 
my spirit will continue to meet there as in days 
of yore. On the return of each apjiiointed day, 
at the appointed hour I will see each familiar face 
and form walking up the aisle and taking their old 
accustomed seats, and hear each loving, affection- 
ate voice catch up the hymns of sacred praise, and 
fill the consecrated walls Avith most delightful mel- 
ody, such as angels love to hear. In those hajipy 
days when I was with them, it was often that I 
would stop in the midst of the sacred song, in rap- 
tures at its sublime sweetness, and drink to over- 
flowing of the stream of gratitude that flowed so 
abundantly from so many loving hearts. But I 
may not enjoy such seasons now. Tears of solemn 
sadness flow and my heart siglis to tliink that such 
heavenly delights are now no more, and that each 
hallowed day will come and pass away without its 
burden of joy for me. Yet 1 think the beloved 
members that remain there will sometimes think 
of one who participated in their devotions former- 
ly, and when they do I know a prayer will ascend 
to our common Father for a blessing for us whose 
heart is so devotedly attached to tliora. 



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?^!"ear by flo-iY? the liquid stream -vrhere so manv ■ with special interest. In all future life they have 



of us were buried with Curlst in baptism, whera 
■we were baptised for the remission of sins. It 
is a sacred spot, under the wide-spreading branch- 
es of a great oak, where the humble disciples of our 
Eedeemer reverently luicover their heads and sing 
and praA- at the water side where prayer is wont to 
be made, and in the name of the Father, and of 
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, the babe in 
Christ is born and received into the holy convo- 
cation of the saints on earth. ^Ylieu I remember 
the day of my consecration, the sublime and heav- 
en-born, heaven-bestowed peace, that filled my 
soul on that the most import* nt day of my life, 
and review the history of events that have transpir-'' 
ed since, the hard, stubborn warfare against sin, 
the many weaknesses and infirmities of the flesh 
fighting persistently for the victory over the spirit, 
I am sometimes led to exclaim 

Where is the blessedness I knew, 

When first I sav,- the Lord, 
Where is the soul refreshing view. 

Oh Jesus and his word ? 

It is vn-itten, '•' In the world ye shall have trib- 
ulation but be of good cheer, I have overcome the 
w"orld;" aud again, "It is through tribulation we 
must enter the kingdom of Heaven." These and 
other scriptures assure us that we need expect a 
hard contest before we can enter the mansions of 
rest. But we are encouraged as to the issue, know- 
ing that he who beg-an this work is able to keep us 
against that day, 

As we hear from time to time from the homo of 
our earlier years, aud from the beloved congrega- 
tion, sad tidings of the departure of one and anoth- 
er of our fellow-pilgrims to the land of rest, will 
I'each us probably, of some who have gone back 
like Demas, loving this present world, (the Lord 
forbid) and of some who growing tired of sin are 
come to Jesus to work out theii- salvation. 

Tne tide of time vdll roll on and on, one after one, 
we will all pass away to reward, our meetiugs and 
partings will cease, our tears will be wiped away, 
our sighs and moans will be exchanged for accla- 
mations of joy, when we all re-uuite in our Fath- 
er's house. The blessing of the Lord, the commu- 



much to do with making our recollections pleasant 
or painful. The period in which we leave our 
parents and the home of our childhood, is often 
times the pivot on which our future destiny hangs. 
If we have grown up as kind and obedient chil- 
dren — if we have left home in peace, accompanied 
with the prayers and blessings of our parents, we 
ever look back upon the hour of parting with 
pleasant recollections. But if we leave with un- 
grateful feelings, breaking away from restraint, 
the recollections of that home will be accompanied 
v.ith extre;ne regret. Children, obey your parents, 
which is the first commandment with promise. If 
you obey your parents in the Lord, you have the 
promise that it shall go well with you, and live 
long upon the face of the earth ; but awful will be 
the condition of those who are disobedient, for the 
face of the Lord is tui-ned against them that do 
evil. 

Shade Furnace, Pa. 



JOHN crsTZK. 



nion of the Holy Spirit, 
church. 



be granted to the holy 



T>. C. MOOMAW. 



Bl 



acksburg, 



{rOR THS PiLtRTM ] 

CHILDREN LEAVING HOME. 

There are events in every persons, history which 
are never forgotten. The change when leaving 
home is so great, and the experience so peculiar, 
that they are indelibly written on the mind. 
They stand out as way-marks of time in every 
retrospect of life. Thoughts are then impressed 



[Foe the Pilgeiu.] 

JESUS. 

A light, our darkened steps to guide ; 

A refuge, where from storms we hide ; 
A hope, to cheer us midst our gloom , 

A portion, for the world to come ; 

A strength, to stay the fainting soul ; 

A balm, to make the sin-sick whole ; 
A song, to cheer in death's dark vale ; 

Victor when earth and nature fail ; 

All this, and more, will Jesus be 
To every soul that bends the knee. 

That bears the cross, that runs the road, 
In truth and love, that leads to God. 

Then bear that cross in morning's dawn, 
'"Twill cheer thy soul when morning's gone. 

Bear thou that cross in meekness here. 
Pledge of a cro'wn in glory there. 

EMMA E. MUMBARD. 

Bonsacks, Va. 



[From the Morning M'atcb J 

THE "TP-EE OF LIFE.". 

What is it ? — It is the tree that bears the heav- 
euiv fruit of which these who eat shall never hun-' 
ger, nevermore. 

Where is it ? — It grows on the banks of the 
River of Life, in the" midst of the Paradise of 
Go:l. 

Who shall eat of it .'—Those shall eat of it, to 
whom the right is guarentied. 

Who shall have the right? — ''Blessed are they 
that do his commandments, that they may have a 
right to the 'Tree of Life.' " 

Who shall feed them ? — " The Lamb which is 
in the midst of the throne, shall lead them unto 



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living fountains of water, and God shall wipe 
away all tears from their eves." 

\Y. w. D. 



HOPE. 

" Hidden and deep, and never dry, 

Or flowing, or at rest, 
A living spring of hope doth lie 

In every living breast. 

All else may fail that soothes the heart, 

All, save that fount alone; 
With that and life at. once we part. 

For life and hope are one." 

YOUTH'S DEFAETMENT. 

(For the J"ii.giuji.] 

SPENDING THE SABBATH. 

Dear Pilgrim : — This is Sabbath morning. 
Being deprived of going up to the Sanctuary to 
worship, and having spent the morning quietly in 
reading my Bible, and meditating thereon, I con- 
cluded to pen a few thoughts for the youthful 
part of your readers. 

I wish to encourage them to devote their precious 
time in reading the Bible, the best of all books ; 
• and dispense with so much light fictitious reading, 
with which our country is filled, almost to an 
unlimited extent at the present time; and which 
will do them no good, but only destroys a taste 
for sound, useful reading. From observation I 
am inclined to believe that some young persons 
spend all their leisure time, and perhaps even 
whole Sabbaths in such reading. This is very wrong. 
Dear young reader, did you ever under- 
take to read the Bible through? If not I 
'would advise you to make a commencement. It 
is certainly the most interesting of all histories. 
It will relate to you some of the greatest battles 
fought, and victories won, that j'ou have on record 
elsewhere, and will tell you of many wonderful 
things that occurred in ancient times, which ])er- 
haps you know nothing of. I have no doubt it will 
interest you from beginning to end, if you will 
but put your mind to it. If you would have true 
wisdom read and study the Scripture; it will 
make you wise unto salvation. "The fear of the 
Lord is the beginning of wisdom" (Ps 111, 10). 
The wise man, Solomon, in his writings gives 
the youth much instruction and advice. He pos- 
sessed everything that his heart could wish for of 
a temporal nature, yet he said "Behold all is vani- 
ty and vexation of spirit, and there is no profit un- 
der the sun" (Eccl. 2:11). It is he also who says 
"Eemember now thy Creator in the days of thy 
youtli, while the evil days come not, nor the years 
■draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleas- 
ure in them." Let us hear the conclusion of the 



whole matter, "Fear God, and keep his command- 
ments, for this is the whole duty of man" [Eccl . 
12: 1. 13. 

KATIE REICIIAED. 



[Foe thb PilgrimTj 



YOUTH. 



While we are in our youth we should try to 
enjoy it ; and I think the most of us do try to en- 
j oy it ; but it is to be feared that many of us do not en- 
joy it as we should. Our joy should consist in 
being good and obedientboys and girls. We always 
feel happy when we obey our parents or our teach- 
er, and thus we enjoy life. 

There are reasons why we should be religious 
in our youthful days. One is, because our time is 
short. Time flies very swiftly. We can hardly 
think that one day we live and the next we may 
be in our graves, sleeping the long sleep of death. 
We may live to see old age; then v.'e will look 
back to our jgjuthful days, and think of all that 
we have ever done. If we have done wrong how 
gk l we would be if we had our time to live over 
again, but time past never returns. We should 
live so that our recollections of the past ■will be 
pleasant, and also, when time shall end, that we 
may meet our God in peace. ■ Oh how we should 
try to serve the Lord, but many will not. Those 
who have the Bible should read it more, and I 
think there would be more induced to live for 
Christ. 

JONA. J. FEYFOOLE. 

Brimfield, Ind. 



[For THE Pilgrim ] 

PRIZE ARTICLE No. 



Deae PiLGEiii : — Having noticed that you of- 
fer a copy of your paper free to boys and girls un- 
der fourteen years of age, I have concluded to take 
up the offer, as it will learn us to keep out of bad 
company and learn us to search the Scriptures, 
and at last make us good and pious men and wo- 
men. My dear boys and girls, we can thus talk to 
each other through the Pilgeim, and keep us from 
the bad habits of swearing, chewing and smoking, 
and all other things that boys should not do, of 
which we may have an opportunity to speak here- 
after. 

Dear Editors as the Pilgeim does come to our 
house I have concluded to have it sent to my old 
nurse Mintie 'Williams. 

MILTIE T. EEICHAED. 



He who diffuses the most happiness, and miti- 
gates the most distress within his own circle, is 
undoubtedly the best friend to his country and the 
world, since nothing more is necessarj', than for 
all men to imitate his conduct, to make the greatest 
pai't of the misery of the world cease in a moment. 



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THE PILGRIM, 



GORRESPOInFDENOE. 



[FoK THH Pilgrim.] 

Dear Pilgeim : — Will vouhear a fellow trav- 
eler tell of a journey recently taken to the State 
of Ohio, on a mission of mercy, to'encoiu'age, and 
help our dear fello\v pilgrims on their way to 
Zion ! 

I left home on the 15th of February, to go to 
Wayne county, Ohio, to speak upon the subjects 
"The Passover, and the Lord's Supper." The 
stage from Washington to Pittsburgh being heavy 
loaded, and the road very muddy, we were late ar- 
riving in Pittsburgh, and found the trains west had 
all gone, that would leave that evening. So I had 

morning. Taking 



to remain until 2 o'clock next 
the train at 2: 08 a. m., we were soon rolling on 
for Yv''ooster, Ohio, where I arrived at 8: 38 a. m. 
Here I met Bro. George Worst who had come the 
evening before, and was disapjjointed. Bro. George 
conveyed me to the Mohiccon meetinghouse where 
we found a large congregation assembled to hear 
us, Accordingl}', weary as we were, we laid oil 
our over coat and began our "lectures," as they 
are called. 

The brethren had arranged for me to speak on 
the Passover, &c., in the forenoon, and preach at 
night. We submitted. And on Thursday we 
delivered our second lecture, and on Friday the 
third. At the close we gave the privilege to any 
one who had any objections, to file them, and re- 
ply. Accordingly Siedner, a Menonite preach- 
er proposed to reply. And as we had an appoint- 
ment for meeting in the evening, we desired- to 
hear him and the brethren gave him permission to 
reply in the evening. 

He took no excptions to our manner of treating 
the Passover, but assumed that the bread and wine, 
the symbol of the body and blood of Christ, are 
the Lord's Supper. He spoke about an hour and 
a half. When he closed, I made a reply, showing 
by Luke and Paul that my friend was under a 
great mistake; for Luke says the "cwp was after 
supper, [Luke 22d 20."] Paul says the same [1 
Cor. 11 25, "After the same manner also he took 
the cup, when he had supped." Argument, "The 
cup was taken after supper, therefore the bread of 
communion alone is the supper, or there must 
have been a meal, or supper, separate and apart 
from the bread of communion, and wine, or cup of 
blessing. This point being made clear, he, of 
course, found himself in a dilemma, and, take 
which horn of the dilemma he chose, he had sig- 
nally failed. If he would still say, "The bread 
and wine are the Lord's Supper," he had 
Luke and Paul against him. And if he should 
say the "bread," alone is the Lord's Supper he 
would be against himself. So he made no reply 
after I closed my review of his criticism. Just 



here let me say we expect to have our "Diagrams" 
printed for the benefit of those who desire them, 
if the yearly meeting will permit us to do so. 
They cannot be printed in the "PiLGEm" in their 
present form. (Ans. to bro. Jesse Roop). 

On the morning of the 19th, I was taken to the 
Chijjpewa congregation by my cousin Elder Jacob 
Kurtz, remained in that cono-recration until the 
22d, then went to the Tuscarawas conOTeo-ation, 
remained in that congregation until the 28th. 
Was taken to the Nimishilling congregation, re- 
mained in that until the morning of the 3d of 
March, then to the Sandy or Georgetown congre- 
gation, and remained there until the morning of 
the 7th. The meeting at this place being very in- 
teresting, the brethren concluded to continue the 
meeting a little lono-er. 

On the 7th, I was taken to Salem, to the rail 
road by brother John Shriver, and I arrived at 
home on Tuesday, the 8th, about 4 p. m., found 
all well. Thanks, yes, many thanks to God for 
his goodness and mercy. And many thanks to the 
kind brethren, sisters and friends, who contributed 
of their abundance to make us comfortable. 



Yours truly. 



Scenery Hill, Pa. 



JOHN WISE. 



EDITOE'S DEPAETMENT. 

MISSIONARY. 
Bear Patrons and Fellow Pilgrims, I have 
been prompted to offer a few thoughts on the 
above subject as suggested by Bro. S. J. Garber's 
article in Pilgrim No. 6. It certainly is the de- 
sign of the PiLGEDi to cany gospel truths to all 
who may receive it into their houses, and who 
maybe willing to receive its instructions; and 
gladly would we send it even unto all the world, 
if we had the ability to do so ; but all know that 
to do this it would require a great amount of la- 
bor and expense — much more than we would be 
able to bear alone ; but as this is a cause in which 
we all, as Christians, should be engaged, especially 
while there is so much promised in the way of a 
reward to those who become instrumental in turn- 
ing one sinner from the evil of his ways, and lead- 
ino- him back to his offended God. " But how 
are you to reach all the world?" This of 
course would be a great undertaking for the Pil- 
grim, especially in this early period of its exist- 
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a wider range of this world's vast domain, and en- 

. tertain many families with whom it is yet a stran- 
ger. It is with it as with the missionary man — 
the more he travels and labors, the more he gath- 
ers of instruction and knowledge to impart to oth- 
ers, and the more useful becomes his labor and 
mission; and the more liberal the contributions 
for his use, the greater his facilities for accomplish- 
ing good. So it is with the Pilgrim ; the wider 
its range and the larger its circulation, the more of 
interest it will gather, and the greater amount of 
instruction it will bear upon its pages, and as it 
requires money and means to equip and send forth 
the missionary into his field of labor; so it will 
require the same to prepare and send forth the 
Pilgrim in its mission. These are facts well es- 
tablished in every thinking mind. " But how is 
it to be done in either case ?" In the former this 
is the great and perplexing question that has 
troubled the church for years. After havino: seen 
and heard this question discussed, we have discov- 
ered that the trouble lies in these two words, 
" money and means." Xot because that either are 
wanting, and not, perhaps, on account of an un- 
willingness to contribute, but how they may be 
profitabl)' and successfully applied, in order to ac- 
complish the desired end. We believe there are 
perhaps hundreds of brethren who would be wil- 
ling to spend and be spent in this noble cause, were 
it not for the above trouble. But how to remove 
this, and answer this perplexing question, we will 
not here attempt. But in the latter we v/ould 
venture to suggest, first, because it may be attend- 

'ed with less danger, as all written doctrine, borne 
upon the pages of the Pilgrim, necessarily goes 
through several hands before it goes to the world; 
subjected first to the careful, calm and unexcited 
mind of the writer, and then it goes to the editors, 
and subjected to their judgment and criticisms, 
which can scarcely be pai-tial, under the restrict- 
ions in which they labor. Second, because it may 
be attended with less expense. There may be 

hundreds of sermons jircached through the columns 
of the Pilgrim with less expense of money than 
one by the missionary under some circumstances, as 

it costs much less to send the Pilgrim through the 



mail than the missionary on his way, and then it 
may go all over the world at the same time. 

Now we believe there is a growing desire 
among our brethren and sisters that the Gospel, as 
we understand and teach it, should be preached 
more extensively throughout the world than it 
formerly has been, and there are, perhaps, hun- 
dreds who would gladly give a few dollars for the 
support of this cause, and thus stop the mouths of 
those oui' accusers, who charge us with neglect 
upon this point. Hence our suggestion is this — 
that every brother and sister, thus disposed, would 
volunteer, as some have already done, to send the 
Pilgrim to some friends who would be likely to 
take an interest in its work, and introduce it still 
to others, and thus scatter it like a healing balm 
throughout the length and breadth of our happy 
and free land ; and who knows but what it might 
be the blessed means of bringing souls to God, and 
bring in return an ample harvest to those who 
scattered it abroad. We have said, and you well 
understand, that itrecjuires "money" and "means" 
to push this noble work forward, and our success 
depends much upon the kind efforts of our Chris- 
tian friends, in procuring subscribers and in fur- 
nishing living matter for the Pilgrim's columns. 
May God help us all to labor for that which is 
good, and for the salvation of souls. 

Geo. B., Associate Ed. 

Ix our last No. we made a call for subscribers, 
which has already been liberally responded to. 
Through the several last mails" we have received a 
regular feast of good things in the shape of new 
names and contributions, and in order that our 
friends may still be more successful, we make the 
following liberal offer: Any person sending SOcts. 
will receive tlie Pilgrim for 1870 from No. 2. 
From the 1st of April 75 cents. Those wishing 
the volume complete, 01.00. ^^e expect our 
agents, who have so kindly labored for us, to take 
the advantage of our club terms, but to attend to 
it themselves and reserve it from the money re- 
ceived, as we do not know who is or is not enti- 
tled to anything. The little Pilgrim is still grow- 
ing into favor with the people. All that is needed 
is to have it introduced, and many door? will be 



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thrown open for its reception. Come one, come all, 
and labor for the spread of the Pilgeim. Those 
wishing to introduce it will be supplied with as 
manv copies as desired, for distribution. Much 
might be done in this way, by sending it to 
places where it is not yet known. Remember, 
only 75 cents from April for the Pilgrim weekly, 
and double Nos. the latter part of the year. ^Ve 
hope our friends will make an effort to enlarge 
our list on such favorable terms. The Pilgeim 
has some of the most talented brethren of our 
church for its regular contributors and advisers, 
and we feel assured bv their friendly co-operation 
and assistance, the Pilgeim will be both instruct- 
ive and useful. For this we labor, for this we 
pray. 

I>IO?^^EY LETTERS received up to April 5th : 
A. C. Bigham, Henrv j\I. Shcrfev, Jacob Kepuer, 
A. J. Correll, Annie S.Miller, J. M. Mohler, \Ym. 
White, Jacob H. Snyder, Eld. George "Wolf, Eicl. 
John Wise, (D. C, Bloodv Run,) George Barn- 
hart,-S. J. Ballier, Geo. S. Wine, John S.Holsing- 
cr, Jacob Brumbaugh, C. J. IMiller. 

AXNOU^X'EMENTS. 

The next Annuil Meeting will be heH in the Brethren's meetinffhouse. 4 
wiles south of the rity of Waterloo, Blscfc Hawk county, loTva, and vriii 
begin on Tue.s'lar after Pentecost, June 7th nest. 

JE. H. BErCHLETj 
£. II. MYERS, 
From the Coirpanion,] Cor. Secr-s, 

LOVEFEASTS. 

Communion meeting on the l4th ani 15th of May, 1870, in the Jerusalem 
District on the Sanjoa-quin River, Saujoaquin county, Cal. Brethren far 
and near are solicited to attnnd. By order of the church ■ 

GBaRGE WOLF, 
JONATHAN MILLER, 
ANDREW GIBSON, 

Elders. 

The Piatrict meeting of Mildle, Pa , will he held fGod willingi with the 
brethren in the Uppi?r Conawaga Congregation, Adams count}-, commen- 
cing on the 16th of May. 



From the Companion.] 



D. M. HOLSINGKR. 
Cor. Seer. 



OBITUAEIES. 

Died, on the 19th ult., in Roanoke oo., Va., Sister Catharine 
Garman.consortof Bro Peter Garman. Thefuneral services were 
postponed for a short time.when relations and friendsfrom abroad 
could attend. She Tvas at our church -meeting just a week 
previous, in excellent health and buoyant spirits. On the fol- 
lowing S;\turday at 10 o'clock she was called to the spirit 
■world. Surely "in the midst of life we are in death." Let 
4hia heavy stroke of divine power admonish us to watch, for 
" in an hour when we think not, the son of man cometh." 

D. C. JIOOMAW. 

Diecl, of Croup, in Wells co, Ind., January 30th, 1870, Silas 
Reston, son of WiHiam and Annie Beasley, aged 3 years, 5 
months and 2 days. The next day his remains were t.'iken to 
tfaeir last resting pbica. While the grave was being filled a 



hymn was sung, afier which we spoke a few words on the 
solemn scene, and reiurned home reflecting on the solemnity 
of death. On the evening before we were at the home of the 
deceased on a friendly visit. The little Cfoj was appare.ntl/ 
well, and going about as usual. That night he took sick and 
died the next day about 3 o'clock p. m. His stay on earth was 
shoit, but we trust he is now enjoying everlasting happiness in 
the realms of eternal bliss. datid h. shtltz. 

Died, in the bounds of the Beaverdam Church, Frederick- 
CO., Md., on 21st ult., Eliza Jane Stoner, aged 19 years, 5 
months and 2 days. Her remains were followed by a large 
concourse of people and friends, on the 23rd, to the burying 
ground attached to the Pipe Creek Church, in Carroll county, 
where the occasion was improved by the brethren, from the 
word?, " Behold I stand at the door and knock," &c. — Rev. 

111:20. ». p. BAYLOR. 

MARRIED.— On the 29th ulL, at the residence of the 
bride's father, Bro. John Bowman, William Prico Moomaw, 
son of Benjamin F. Jloomaw, of Botetourt co., Ta., to Sitter 
Lucinda Nancy Bowman, of Johnson co., Tenn., by Brother 
John Pence. 

On ihc Srd of February, 1870, by Bro. B H,.PlaJne, Sister 
Virginia T. Crumpacker, daughter of Bro. Peter Crumpacker 
of Montgomery co., Va., to Bro, Isaac B Garst, son of Bre; 
David Garst, of Washington co., Tenn. 

THE PILGRIM. 

The Pilgeim, edited and published by Brum- 
baugh Bro's., is a Christian journal, devoted to 
Religion, Moral Reform, Don ostic Xews of the 
Church, Correspondence, Marriages, Obituaries 
&c. The PiLGPJM will be burdened with invig- 
orating food for mind and soul, aimiiig to be truly 
Christian, and having for its purpose Essentia i, 
BiELE Truths. It will advocate, in the spirit of 
love and liberty, the principles of true Christianity, 
and shall labor for the promotion of peace and 
unit}' among us as brethren ; the encouragement 
of the pilgrim on his Avay to Zion ; the conversion 
of sinners, and the instruction of our children — 
carefully avoiding eventthiug that may have a 
tendency towards disunion or sectional feelings. 
The Pilgeim will be published on good paper, 
new type, and in good style, and will be issued 
semi-monthly until April 1st, and then weekly. 

TEEMS 1 

Single copy 1 year, payable in advance, $ 1 00 
Eleven copies (the eleventh for Agent), 10 00 
Any number above eleven at the same rate, 
Addi-ess, H. B. BRUMBAUGH, 

James Creek, 
Huntingtlon co., Pa, 
The Gospel Visitor and Pilgeim sent to-- 
gether for $2 00. 







"eejiovb not thk ancient 


LANDMARKS WHICPI OTIR FATHERS IIXVS 


SET." 


H. B. & Geo. Brumbaugh, Editors. 




J.B.Brumb 


augh & Go 


., Publisliers. 


VOL. 


I. • JAMES 


CREEK, 


APEIL 26, 1870. 




XO. 9. 



ESSAY DEPARTMENT. 

" NEGLECT NOT THE ASSEMBLING OF 
YOUESELYES TOGETHER." 

There surely is no commandment in the Ne^.v 
Testament which affords more pleasure and spir- 
itual profit than that which calls us to associate 
togethei'. While all the commandments are ac- 
companied, in this observance, with advantages 
even in this life, as pertaining to the body, as, for 
instance, baptism in cleansing and comforting the 
flesh by its invigorating properties, and the sacra- 
ment of the communion, in gratifying the taste 
and the wants of the body, so this is attended with 
much pfofit to us as inhabitants of this world. 
There is nothing better adapted to success in any 
enterprise than interchange of thought, than com- 
parison of plans and purposes. Thereis scarcely 
a profession or pursuit of the world, but that has 
its organizations, its periodical meetings, for the 
perfecting of its arrangements and encouragement. 
The physicians have their associations, farmers and 
mechanics their clubs, and so of every class, mer- 
chants, manfacturers, clerks, lawyel's, laborers, 
waiters, boot-blacks and chimney-sweej)S. It is 
necessary for their preservation and success and 
one would hardly subsist without them. 

Then, if association or combination is es- 
sential for the success of any profession, is it 
strange that the All-wise Founder of the church 
should admonish us to assemble ourselves together. 
The plainest suggestions of human prudence have 
discovered and applied this engine of success, and 
now marvel that we find it embodied in the chris- 
tian statistics. But when Ave admit the advant- 
ages and power of association, and discover it= 



adaptability to our wants as a body of Christian 
worshippers, how painful It is to see so many of our 
bretliren regard it so llglitly. Possessing a power 
for good which cannot be substituted with any de- 
vice of worldly wisdom, yet many who need very 
much its sanctifying effects, continue month after 
month to disregard it, and consequently grov/ 
cold and Indifferent to the important wants of the 
soul. The most trivial excuses are accepted as 
sufficient to keep many away from our appointed 
meeting. It Is too hot or' too cold, too wet or too 
cloudy, or too far, or they don't feel well, or they 
expect company, or they don't like the preacher, 

Ol' their clothes are not fit, oi* thoy havo nothing to 

ride, or something else is in the way. Most any- 
thing Is enough to serve as an apology, when the 
fact is they are not right in the heart, else they 
would have no desire to stay at home. There is the 
trouble. The opposition is from within and not 
without. To the true disciple, nothing is more 
delightful than the return of each day of rest, 
when they can assemble together for vrorshlp. 
They look forward to It during the week as a 
season of enjoyment for the soul, and the labor 
and toil thereof is made lighter by these reflec- 
tions. They are glad for the opportunity to leave 
the scene of worldly perplexities and troubles, 
and unite in the most refreshing service of praise 
and adoration to our Lord and Master., It is the 
Christian oasis In this gloomy desert, and he hast- 
ens at every turn to reap the advantages of Its re- 
fteshlng, solacing, and comforting retreat from 
the storms of temptation. 

It appears to me that the church had ceased to 
exist loug ago, had it not been for this means of 
prescr%-ation. Wc meet and rehearse the blessings 



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and goodness of God, to hear of His promises and 
tlireateuings, His plans and pnrposes, of our origin, 
our mission and our end, and to sing in honor to 
His virtues and graces and wisdom, and 
power ; and tlie effect of this is to keej) alive 
in our hearts our dependence on Him, our indi- 
vidual responsibility, and to keep us within the 
limits of temperance and obedience, that is, if we 
do not resist the influence. 

If it is so powerful for good, then how gladly 
should we avail ourselves of it. At the appoint- 
ed hour we should all be in our places within the 
consecrated walls, our children and domestics with 
us if possible, and orderly and reverently engage 
in the holy exercises. Eegard it as a settled and 
uncontroverted fact that you must go, and the 
tempter will not ply his wiles to deter you from 
going. The more regularly we attend the strong- 
er our desire is to attend, and the oftener we ab- 
sent ourselves the less we love to go and the less 
we enjoy them. Notwithstanding there are many 
members (merely nominal I fear) who attend the 
circus, auction sales, holiday festivals, the courts 
and political mass meetings, &c., yet are seldom 
at our stated meetings. In congregations of 200 or 
400, as n general rule not more than one-half or 
oue-third are regular attendants. I do not think 
it was so in the earlier days of the church. Then 
their zeal and love overcame every obstacle. I 
kuo-w our filth ers and mothers were more devoted 
to this Christian duty than we of the rising -gen- 
eration, and in consequence thej^ were more nearly 
allied to our Lord, and exhibited more of His 
virtues and temperament in their daily walk and 
conversation. 

My object in calling attention to this matter is 
to stir up our pure minds by way of remembrance. 
We seem to need constant exhortation to our duty, 
and as an humble co-operator in the army of the 
Lord I have endeavored to speak to our fellow 
servants through the friendly medium of our 
" Pilgeim" brother, who goes from house to house 
reproving, admonishing, exhorting and comfort- 
ino- the saints. Being here as sojourners, and pre- 
paring for the great reception which is promised the 
faithful by our Lord Jesus, we should be swift to 
appropriate every available means to seoire a fa- 
vorable and happy reception, when we are called 
away from the troubles and perplexities, thesighs 
and "tears, the temptations of an evil world. The 
Lord grant us all his sanctifying grace in time, 
and a home, in heaven in eternity. 

D. C. MOOMAW. 

Blacksburg, Va. 



There is more solid satisfaction in enduring 
than in enjoying. 

LkAW 

Good compaiv' and good conversation are the 
sinews of virtue. 



WORDS OF KINDNESS. 

How softly on the bruised heart 

A word of kindness falls. 

And to the dry and parched soul 

The moisting tear drop calls. 

Oh, if they knew, who walked the earth 

'Mid sorrow, grief and pain, 

The power a word of kindness hath 

'Twere paradise again. 

The weakest and the poorest may 

The simple pittance give. 

And bid delight to withered hearts, 

Return again and live. 

Oh what is life if love be lost, 

If man's unkind to man. 

Or what the heaven that waits beyond 

This brief and mortal span. 

As stars upon the tranquil sea, 

In mimic glory shine , 

So words of kindness, in the. heart, 

Reflect the source divine. 

Oh, then, behind, whoe'er thou art, 

That breathest .mortal breath. 

And it shall brighten all thji life. 

And sweeten even death. 

D. BOSSEEMAN. 
I r ■ 

[Selected by C. n. Walker.] 

BROTHERLY LOVE. 

The Epistles of John seem too much neglected 
by Christians, or if they are read, their teachings 
are poorly applied to the heart- and life. We are 
too apt to forget the test by which all men are to 
know that we are Christ's disciples — because ye 
love the brethren. The censor iousness with 
which members of the same church will often re- 
flect on each other's conduct, proves often a stum- 
bling-block in the way of the impenitent. Then, 
too, the lowly are often set aside to make room for 
those in goodly apparel, who look down with dis- 
dain upon the meanly-dressed servant of God 
near themr It is a fearfully dangerous thing for the 
heart to cherish such a spirit. ' "How dwelleth 
the love of God" in a heart that can thus look 
down on a brother or sister in Christ ? The plea 
of difference in station, in worldly possessions, 
can never be admitted at God's bar as an apology 
for a haughty bearing towards even the lowliest 
of Christ's disciples. If any one is ti'uly in the 
bonds of Jesus, he will love the brethren. 

A pious man of rank used to admit as associates 
many humble persons, eminent for their piety. 
Some worldly associates rallied him on his new 
friends, but he answered very humbly, 

" I can hardly expect to enjoy so high a rank 
as they in the next woidd, and I do not see why 
I should despise them in this." It was an arrow 
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reflect liow poor were their chances of rising to so 
high a rank as these humble disciples, when they 
too should pass into eternity. 

Oh, if ^ve find in our hearts "' any root of l:)it- 
terness" springing up toward any who bear the 
name of Christ, let us not rest until we have by 
prayer and fasting, if need be, rooted it out. " If 
any man have not the spirit of Christ he is none 
of his." Let us take this thought about in our 
bosoms, and it will check many a rising of pride 
and resentment. ' Let us learn to do good to them 
of the hosehold of faith'^ whenever an opportu- 
nity offers, and so shall we find our love and in- 
terest in ■ them increased, and God will add his 
abundant blessing. 

YOUTH'S DEPARTMENT. 

[Foii THE Pilgrim.] 

"WHAT THINK YE OF CHRIST?" 

What think ye of Christ ? Whose son is he ? 
Matthew 22 : 41—45. 

My dear young friends, knowing, as many of you 
do, that I am your frieud, and love you, ■ and as 
such, feel a lively interest in your peace and hap- 
piness, this being an . exceedingly wet rainy 
day, confining me to the house, I have thought on 
many things ; and among other things, I wonder- 
ed what you thought of Christ, and so I will pen 
jou a few lines. , 

In the world there are many things which engage 
your attention ; on each you have your thoughts. 
You think, conclude, and act according to your 
conclusions. Your domestic duties require atten- 
tion. You think, and by thinking you see far 
into the matter before you, and you can act wisely. 
The young man thinks on the duty he owes his 
parents; and what part he will take in assisting 
to put out the summer crops, if they are farmers, 
if any other occupation the same thoughts are had. 
■ After thinking on the relative duties you owe your 
parents, you can, and will act wisely in the prem- 
ises. It is always the unthinking who act un- 
wisely, not only in one, but in all things. Your 
sisters, the young maidens, as the Psalmist styles 
them, also have, or certainly should have their 
thoughts in reference to what part they should 
take in the drama of life. Among .. other good 
things, tliey no doubt will think of the pretty 
flowers tlicy will cultivate this season, and will act 
accordingly. And when the spring fashions come 
out, you will think of them. And as any sub- 
ject we think much upon, fills the mind with it, it 
creates a desire to have it. I only . fear some of 
you may think too much on these. Bear with me 
then dear friends if I advise you a little when 
you think the new style is very gay, and pretty, 
think at the same time it is very vain and will 
soon pass away, leaving no trace" behind, but its 



vanity imprinted upon your souls, which will re- 
quire nothing less than the shed blood of the Son 
of God to purify. Think how silly it is to be 
gay. Think that ruffles, ribbons, and floun- 
ces, are not the materials to make character, 
that will stand the test of the coming of the Son 
of God. When he will be revealed in flaming 
fire they will pass away with one flash. I once 
heard a very able Methodist minister address the 
ladies at a camp-meeting, in speaking oftiieir 
finery, "The very air you breathe quivers them to 
your shame." Such preaching with them now 
would doom him to the idiom of "old fogy." I 
however don't dread that stigma, and talk with 
you as your christian parents often have done with 
tears, and strong crying. (I here am interrupted 
by the coming of a young man with the sad in- 
telligence of the death of a young mother, bearing^ 
the message to preach a sermon on the occasion of 
her burial. Why send for me? Distance 12 
miles, a long ride over these roads ; but the am- 
bassabor of Christ, has no excuse. If the Lord 
wills, I will go). Here dear friends is a new sub- 
ject introduced for you to think on. This young 
woman, a few years ago married, young and healthy 
as you are, blessed with many of this worlds goods, 
but where is she ? Think, would I have been 
prepared to go had it been me. But Vvhile I went 
out to meet you in your various thoughts, I have 
gone far away from the text which heads this ar- 
ticle. I must return, and try to think on it. 

What think ye of Christ, is the question to bo 
answered ; from the foregoing we have seen that 
you can, and do think of many things, but the im- 
portant thing to be thouglit on, is not in that cat- 
alogue. It must be introduced now, but remem- 
ber dear friends, it is not I who prepared this 
question, but Christ himself. If you will look in 
the chajrter where this siibject is introduced, you 
will find that Jesus while here on earth asked, 
"What think ye of Christ, whose son is he?" and 
although he has gone to the right hand of God 
the Father, the question still stands in all ita 
force, and applies to us now, as it did to those 
directly addressed. Those to whoni the question 
was j)ersonally put, seemed to have an answer at 
hand. Thc}^ say unto him, "The son of David." 
This being one of the titles of Christ, they had the 
knowledge of it by theory; that is tlicy had 
learned it from others ; but had no experimental 
knowledge of who he was. AVhen Jesus said 
unto them, "How then does David in sjmit call 
him Lord ; saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, 
sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine ene- 
mies thy footstool." If David then called him 
Lord, how is he his son. Tills they understood 
not "and no man was able to answer iiim a word.'' 

]\Iy dear friends, do you know ? How would 
you have answered him ? How do you answer 



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now? It is very important we all should know, 
not by theory only, but also by experience. And 
though I impart to you theoretically the knowl- 
edge of how Christ is the son of David, you can 
only realize the benefit of it by knowing it exper- 
imentally. "Which can only be imparted to you 
by Christ himself; which he is sure to do, if you 
■ seek him by thinking on him sincerely, with hum- 
ble hearts and contrite spirits. 

A certain Astronomer being asked how he came 
to make certain discoveries, ansv,-ered "by continu- 
ally thinking on it." And 3'ou know that contin- 
ual thinking on anything, creates a desire to have 
the object, and the desire begets a will to have it. 
So in this, by importuning you will succeed. You 
must learn to know and feel, that in order to se- 
cure our salvation Christ must take upon him, 
not the from of angels, but the seed of Abraham. 
That is, he must be God and man in the same per- 
son. He must be man that he might be touched 
with the feeling of our infirmities on the one 
hand, so that he can bear Avith our weaknesses, and 
that we may approach a throne of grace through 
him as a brother, as a friend who sticketh closer 
than a brother ; and on the other hand he must 
be God, that he may lay down his life for our of- 
fences, and then take it up again for our justifi- 
cation. That He may enter heaven, and stand 
between God and man as meditator, laying his 
one hand on fallen humanity, the other in the 
bosom of Jehovah, interposing hia bleeding 
wounds between the two; pleading atoning blood, 
praving, let thy wrath burst upon my head. I 
have died, let them live.* As man, then, Christ is 
David's son, but as God, He is David's Lord. 
As man we may be His brothers, mothers and sis- 
ters, but as God, He is and must be our Saviour. 
Think on it, dear fi'iends, and learn to know what 
you think of Christ, whose sou He is, and He will 
reveal Himself to you. 

Your friend, 

D. p. SAYLER. 

GOOD BOOKS AND PAPERS. 

I love to read good books and papers. I have 
the Pilgrim, the Pious Youth, Little Corporal, 
Kind Words, and some other papers, all of which 
have good reading in them. I also have a num- 
ber of good books, given to me as presents, which 
I take good care of. And the Bible, the best of 
all, I love to read, because it tells of God and the 
best of people, and tells about such a nice country 
and a beautiful city for all the good people. In 
all these good papers and books I see it says, it is 
best to be honest and good, to tell the truth, not 
to swear and use bad words, or to quarrel or tight. 
Good boys, they say, make good men. . They tell 
us the good are respected and loved, and when 
they die go to heaven. The evil are hated, often 



go to jail and the penitentiarj-, and some are hung. 

O, then, how necessary to try to do that which is 
right, and love only the company of the good. 

W. H. FLOEY. 

Fayetteville, '\s\ Ya.— Xo. 3. 

COEEESPOI^DEl^CE. 

Dear Editors. — Having to-day, accidentally 
come across several numbers of the Pilgrim at a 
brother's house, and after'carefully perusing them, 
I came to the conclusion to take the "Pilgrim" 
and "Gospel Visitor." I have belonged to the 
church over fifteen years and never taken any of 
our papers. So I thought I would try one or both 
of the above named jjeriodicals, having read the 
"Visitor" frequently, I have a desire to have it 
and the "Pilgrim if you choose to send them both. 
[We will order the " Visitor" for you — Ed.] There 
are three large churches of the Brethren in this 
vicinity. Bro. John Metsgar is our most noted 
traveling preacher. He and brethren Hendricks, 
Troxel and others have been holding a series of 
meetings during the past six weeks, and truly the 
Lord has blessed their labors, twenty-nine at the 
three diiferent churches having heeded the calls 
and accepted the terms of salvation, though the 
ice, in most case's, had to be cut that baptism might 
be administered. 

]My iather was born, raised and elected to the 
ministry in a church near Frederiektown Mary- 
land, moved to Ohio, about the year 1823, but 
has gone to the "better land" some ten years past. 

This is my first attempt at writing; you will 
therefore please excuse mistakes and bad writing, 
and I may at some future day send an article or 
two for publication or rejection, as your judgment 
my determine. 

Youi-s in love, 

ISAAC BAENHAET. 

Jilillmine, 111. 



EXTRACT. 

The "Pilgeim" is a vrelcome guest in our little 
family circle, we all appreciate it ' highly, indeed 
we could not. do without it since vre have become 
acquainted with it. Dollars and cents are nothing 
compared with its worth. The valuable instrue- 
tioD, comfort and encouragement we derive from 
its Images are of inestimable value. The blessed 
little messenger of "glad tidings" comes all glow- 
ing v.'ith love,. and eveiy column illuminated with 
peace and joy. 

s. J. M. 

Oakviile, Pa. 

The above is a pretty fair specimen of the many 
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space we might be tempted to publish a number of 
them, but as they are of no special value to our 
readers, we forbear. However they do us good — 
yes much good. The editorial life is not all sun- 
shine, as some may imagine, but is fraught with 
many trials and privations incidental to this life, 
and were it not for_the many kind expressions of 
approbation the "Pilgrim" receives, we might, 
like Jonah, take a ship for Tarshish. The above 
commendation may seem a little strong, but when 
we think of the A'alue of the soul, and that which 
sustains it, everything else sinks into insignificance. 
After all, our greatest need, our most intense 
jonging is for good to sustain the soul. This is 
just what we desire to give through the pages of 
the PlLGEiM. We trust that we, with our many 
contributors, have sipped a little from that blessed 
fountain of Isreal's God, which to many is sealed, 
yea thousands and even millions are perishing for 
want of a sip from this living fountain, because it 
is deep and there is none to di-aw for them. Dear 
brethren, sisters and friends, you to whom the 
Lord has been gracious, will you not draw a little 
from the fountain of salvation and send it to the 
Pilgrim? Our greatest joy will be to distribute 
to the weary and heaven-bound pilgrims. Come 
then and work for Jesus, yes work for Jesus, our 
best, our nearest and dearest friend. Give us 
your assistance, yoursympathies and prayers and 
by the help of God we will try to be faithful in 
laboring for that which may be for the encourage- 
ment of the way-worn pilgrim and to the build- 
ing up of our glorious Zion. Do not withhold 
your words of cheer aud encouragement because 
they are not published. We believe the majority 
received have been for our special good, and we 
have fiilly realized their power. 



EEPOPtT. 

Dear Editors : Inasmuch as I now, according 
to arrangement, have started on my mission of 
love to the far west, I shall give the readers of 
the Pilgrim an account of my journey so far. I 
started on the 10th inst. Met our own appoint- 
ment in Eshleman's meeting-house ; had a pleas- 
.aat meeting, good attention and full house. Went 



to Brother D. Sells in the afternoon. Had meet- 
ing in the Turner school-house in the evening. 
Crowded house, good attention and excellent or- 
der; Brother J. D. Sell assisting. 

11th. Came to Columbiana, 4:45 p.m. En- 
joyed the hospitalit}' of Elder H. Kurtz, who 
was somewhat afflicted with rheumatic pains. 
Their meeting place being 7 miles away, we had 
no public preaching, only social exercises. 

12th. Came to Lncus, ?/.iO p. m. Went to my 
sister's, in the flesh, 9 miles east of Mansfield. 
They being meoibers of the German Reformed 
Church, and not being aware of my coming at the 
time, which they seemed to regret, as there are 
only a few of our members in that vicinity-, aud a 
short notice would have brought a few together, so I 
visited a few days among their children. Had a 
pleasant time and found all well. 

15th. Left Mansfield and came to Covington 
9:30 p. m. Stayed all night with. Elder James 
Quinter, who, with Bro. IMlkesel met me at the 
depot. 

16th. Visited some brethren in Covington, the 
weather being disagreeable, M"ith rain and snow. 
Had ^Jreaching in the Covington meeting-house 
in the evening. Large meeting, good attention, 
and we hope the word of God is there appreciated. 

16th. 10 o'clock. Preaching iu the New- 
ton District, full house and good attention— went 
with brother Quinter to brother Henry Ulery's — 
had a pleasant conversation for a little season, 
and returned to Covington where there was 
preaching in the evening. Attendance large — 
stayed all night with brother John Mikesel, at 
which place I am now writing this morning, and 
will soon leave for Harrison's Creek Chm-ch. I 
am in excellent health all the time, met all the 
places so far according to expectation. The name 
of God be praised, More anon. 

Your brother in love. 

LEOXAED FUEEY. 

Covington, Miami co., Ohio. 



Speak well of all; thou h;iowest not what good 
a simple word of encouragemcAt may do a Jinngry, 
mieunderetood soal. 



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MISCELLANEOUS. 



EUA^ERAL DISCOUESE. 

[The following sjnoijsis of tlie discoui'se at the 
funei'al of Eliza Jane Stonei", Double Pipe Greek, 
Md., whose obituary appeared in Pilgeiji Xo. 7, 
page 56, was handed to us for publication in that 
jS'o., but for want of room has been crowded out 
till the present — ed.] 

Eliza Jane was an amiable and lovelj young 
woman, dutiful to her parents, and loved and re- 
spected by all who knew her ; but as such are 
often marked for early death, so was she. Some 
eight months ago, she, with a family of nine 
children, vras taken sick with measels, from which 
she never fully recovered her health, but running 
into a gradual decline, until the immortal spirit 
left the earthly t-enement of clay without the trem- 
or of a'muscle. Being scrupulously and strictly 
moral, aud yet young, she, as many millions do, 
deferred a closer walk with God to some more 
convenient time, but in her affliction saw the van- 
ity of earthly pleasure ; she turned her feet to the 
testimony of the Lord, and sought salvation 
through Christ Jesus, who did not rgect her, nor 
npbrade her, but graciously revealed himself unto 
her soul as precious. Her delight now was in 

the tilings of God, and having her afieotlons set 

on things in heaven, her conversation was ordered 
by his word ; the prayers of the brethren, the 
reading of the scripture, and the singing of God's 
praise was to her soul as bread to the hungry, and 
as drink to the thirsty. Though she requested of- 
ten to be left alone in her chamber for communion 
with God and the society of angels which she felt 
hovering around her, she was not baptized, and 
as baptism is an institution and command of the Sou 
of God, it is to beregretted she was not. She being 
so fullv resigned to the will of God, was never 
heard to express a miu-mur or wish her suiferings 
less ; she calmly submitted herself to the Lord. 
Arranging matters in connection with her burial, 
she selected two brethren whom she wanted to 
preach her funeral sermon, &o. 

These brethren when called, feeling the import- 
ance of salvation and an early dedication to God, 
availed themselves of the means the solemn occa- 
sion afforded, to press the subject on the mincls of 
grief-stricken hearers. The brother who spoke 
first, asked the indulgence of the congregation 
to allow him to depart a little from the regular 
order, by prefacing the remarks he wished to offer 
by singing the 598th hymn, " Asleep in Jesus, 
blessed sleejj," which was the favorite song of the 
deceased, and sang by her while she could sing, 
and after she could no more sing herself, it was 



sung by others at her request, and now the sur- 
viving flmiily wanted it sung again ; we will sing 
it introductory to my remarks. After singing, the 
brother said: This is just what God designs man 
to enjoy, aud is what the religion of Jesus alone 
can give ; and hence Jesus is represented as stand- 
ing at the door, {the avenues of our hearts) knock- 
ing, and any one hearing (heeding) the knocking 
aud will open the door (the heart) will be made 
to enjoy the blessings of religion, and will realize 
the truth of the soug we sang. 

The term "stand" in the text, implies, intent to 
be heard; while the term "knocking" implies the 
employment of means and the preaching of the 
Gospel was one of the grand means employed by 
the Lord to knock at the sinner's heart, yet the 
Lord was not tied down to any ona means to ac- 
complish his ends, he showed from the records of 
the Scriptures in the case of Saul of Tarsus, and 
the jailor the employment of other means to pro- 
duce conviction, (tlie opening the heart,) but 
whatever the means employed may be to open the 
heart, the Gospel which is the power of God unto 
salvation to all them that believe must be received, 
accepted, and complied with to insure salvation. 

Jesus knocked at the door by preaching the 
Gospel, so he did by the invisible operation of 
the still small voice,, the Holy Spii-it. And by 
his providences, by the lightning, and by the earth- 
quake. Aud although disease and death was the 
common lot of all men, yet the Lord would em- 
ploy them as means to knock at the heart of the 
child of God for an increase of holiness; and at the 
sinner's heart to attend to the first principles in the 
doctrine c^ Christ, &c. 

"While physical infirmities, sickness and death 
are common to all men, yet the brother by ref- 
ference to the man being born blind, "that the 
works of God should be made manifest in him, 
John 9: 3)." And the sickness and death of Laz- 
arus, being "for the glory of God, that the son of 
God might be glorified thereby, John 11: 4)," 
showed that special cases had been created to ac- 
complish what the Lord, by ordinary means, 
could not accomplish, (John- 11: 45 and John 12: 
10 to 12). So there may be special cases of sick- 
ness and death now, means by which the Lord may 
successfully knock at the hearts of tlie children of 
men. The brother said he was not prepared to 
say the present one was such a case, but would 
any one venture to affirm it was not, and very em- 
phatically asked, why have others had measels 
and recovered ? wh3' must Eliza Jane be taken 
from the bosom of the family ? why must she, so 
young, so intelligent, so lovely, so dear, be taken 
away from you, her friends, and associates ? Has 
not the Lord by it knocked at your hearts ? Has 
he not knocked at the hearts of you young friends, 
who seem so solemn now "? Has he not knocked 



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liarcl and loud at the father's and grand father's 
heart ? Have not the serviving sisters and brothers 
felt the knockmg of the Lord in the death and 
burial of their dear sister Eliza Jane ? I hope 
they have. Will you now open your hearts and 
let your dear Savioiir in? I hope you will. Let 
me prevail with you, one and all to heed this sol- 
emn call, this hard and loud tnock, lest a worse 
thhig come upon us. 

The other brother followed, with an earnest and 
soul-touching appeal to all, to heed this very sol- 
emn call to repentance. While the services were 
closing a young man arose in the congregation 
and came to the table and sat down by the side of 
the resident ministering brethren, and oifered him- 
self as a candidate for the Lord's service, saying he 
had long since endorsed the doctrine, and revolv- 
ed the subject in his mind, but could never gain 
strength enough to start on the journey to Zion. 
Must Eliza Jane die, that this young man may 
be saved ? How many more are yet "back .' Lord 
grant grace to all who will be saved, to take cour- 
age and come along. 

D. P. SAYLER. 

Double Pipe Creek, Md. 



NOTICE. 

:■ Brethren wishing to visit us, on their way to 
and from A. meeting, will find Bro. Lewis Screw 
10 miles south of Omaha, on the U. P. K. E,. 
Those wishing to stop at Brother Screw's, will 
get otf at Gilmore, and those stopping Avith me 
will get off at North Bend. Those coming, by 
dropping a few lines to either of us will be met 
at the depot and conveyed to our places, or to 
place of meeting. There is much need of labor 
in this part of the country. 

Yours in love, 

J. P. MOOMAW. 



LOYEFEASTS. 

Commaoioa meeting on the l-lth and 15th of May, 1870, in the Jerusalem 
District on the Sanjoaquin River, Sanjoaquin county, Cal. Brethren far 
and near are soliciled to attend. By order of the church 

GKORO-E WOLF, 
JONATHAN MILLER, 
ANBKKW OIBSON, 

Elders. 

The District meeting of Middle. Pa , will be held (God willing) with the 
brethren in the Upper Conawag^ Con^reijation, Adams county, commen- 
cing on the 16th of May. 

D. M. nOLSINCrEK, 
From the Companion.] Cor. Seer. 

The nest Annual Jleeting will be held in the Brethren's meetinghouse, 4 
' iniles south (if the City of Waterloo, Black Ilawii county, Iowa, and will 
begin on Tuesday after Pentecost, June 7th next. 

E. H. BEUCnLEY, 
S. M. MVERS, 

From the Companion, ^ Cor. Seer's, 



If any one speaks evil of you, let your life 
be so that no one will believe him. 



We are rarelv masters of our own dec)?sions. 



EDITOE'S DEPARTMENT. ' 

The Pilgrim's home is now open for the re- 
ception of pilgrims. We have located ourselves 
and office in the village of Marklesburg, on or 
near the H. & B. T. P. E., where we vvill be 
pleased to accommodate our brethren and friends 
who -will feel like giving us a call. Our home, 
at present is homely, but Vv'e trust that the liberal 
hearts within will compensate for all that ; at least 
we will try and make those who honor us 
\nth. a call feel welcome. There is now one daily 
train leaving Huntingdon in the morning about 
9 o'clock, and one in the evening, about 6 o'clock, 
on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Our of- 
fice is about one mile from our Church-house, 
which, by the way, is one among tlie best and 
most convenient houses in the brotherhood. jSIin- 
istering brethren, b}- giving us timely notice, will 
always find a welcome reception, 

We received, on last Saturday, a pop visit from 
our esteemed and always welcome brother, S. A. 
Moore of New Enterprise. His stay v/ith us was 
short, yet pleasant and profitable — ^had three meet- 
ings, but the weather being- uufavoraljle, the at- 
tendance was rather small, yet he preached with 
as much energy and earnestness as if they had been 
larger, and no doubt enjoyed fully as well by those 
who heard him. He informs us that he thinks of 
embarking in the Panacea business of Fahrney 
Bro's & Co., for Blair and Bedford counties. Pa. 
Bro. Samuel understands his business — hope lie 
will succeed. 

■ Our Press and printing material arrived to-day 
and expect if all goes well to issue No. 10, at 
James Creek. If it should be a little tardy in 
making its appearance, we hope our kind patrons 
M'ill exercise a little patience. 

Our list is still going up, even beyond our ex- 
pectations but still there is roo'm for more. Only 
75 cents from any time in April to end of the year. 
Show it to your friends and neighbors, and ask 
them to subscribe for it. Much might be done in 
this way. The Pilgrim is not intended to be 
taken by the Clnirch alone, but we would be 
pleased to have everybody read it. It is already 



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gaining quite a circulation outside of the Church, 
and we intend, if spared until another year, to 
make an effort to have it circulated in every State 
in the Union. 

Our great object shall be to disseminate gospel 
truth with becoming meekness and respect towards 
those who may differ from us. There are thous- 
ands, yes millions of good honest people vrho do 
the best they know, but are badly taught. Such 
we desire to approach in the spirit of love and 
kindness — feed them with such palatable food, 
that they will be made to linger after it until they 
shall be tilled, even to a fullness. To you, dear 
contributors, as prompted by the spirit, we look 
for the supplies. Let us have it freely and plen- 
tifully. Spend your idle moments in inditing good 
thoughts for the Pilgei:j. T\^e now issue week- 
ly, and therefore, will be prepared to accommodate 
everything of a Church business character. Church 
News, Jf otices of Lovefeasts, Obituaries, Marria- 
ges, &c., are kindly solicited from alt. 



WILL OUTSIDERS BE SAVED. 

I heard a man say, the othei' day, that he be- 
lieved ''outsiders" too might be saved, if they 
would do right. That is the sticking point "do 
EIGHT ;" but how can a man do right outside of 
duty? The labor of the vinyard is inside, and 
no man can perform any until he enters. It is 
true'a man may stand by the way, and give a smile 
— a kind look, or a cup of cold water to the vreary 
as they pass, but at best, he is looked upon as being 
idle and not worthy of a reward. There is a line 
beyond which to pass is to die. Noah and his 
family were saved in the Ark, and the christian's 
hope of salvation is in the Church. 

Mairied. — At the residence of Ihe bride, by Leonard Farry, 
on the evening of the 9th of April, Mr. Jacob Ke.igrise to Miss 
Elizabeth Manges, both of South Woodbury, Bedford county, 
Pa. 

OBITUARIES. 

In the Clover Creek congregation, Blair Co., Pa., April 14, 
1870, Harry, son of friend Martin B. and Sarah Miller, aged 1 
year, 27 days. Funeral services by friend A. Bowers and the 
writer, from Ist Peter, 1 ch. 21t. b. a. Moys. 



THE GOSPEL VISITOR. 
A monthly publication devoted to the eshibi- 
bition and defence of Gospel principles and Gospel 
practice, in their primitive pm-ity and simplicity, 
in order to promote Christian union, brotherly 
love and universal charity. Edited by Henry 
Kiu-tz & James Quinter, and published by C. J, 
Kurtz, Dayton, Ohio.- 
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The Pilgrim, edited and published by Brum-^ 
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Religion, Moral Reform, Domestic News of the 
Church, Correspondence, Marriages, Obituaries 
&c. The Pilgrim will be burdened with jrrvig- 
orating food for mind and soul, aiming to be truly 
Christian, and having for its purpose EsSEis"Ti<^L 
BiGLE Truths. It will advocate, in the spirit of 
.love and liberty, the principles of t?ue Christianity, 
and shall labor for the promotion of peace and 
unity among us as brethren ; the encouragement 
of the pilgrim on his way to Zion ; the conversion 
of sinners, and the instruction of our children — 
carefully avoiding everything that may have a 
tendency towards disunion or sectional feelings. 
The Pilgrim will be published on good paper, 
new type, and in good stjde, and will be issued 
semi-monthly until April 1st, and then weekly, 

TERMS : 

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Any number above eleven at the same rate. 
Address, H. B. BRUMBAUGH, 

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The Gospel A'isitor and Pilgrim sent to- 
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p. S. — Those accepting this offer will not count in our Club 
Terms. Any persons wishing the Pilgsiji and not having the 
money now, may send on their names and pay for it when 
more convenient. Subscriptions may be sent at any time, and 
back numbers will be sent as long as, we can supply them. 

HO TO REIT : Checks or drafts for large amounts are 
the safest. Postal Orders, made payable at Huntingdon, are 
also perfectly safe. Where neither of these can be had it may 
be Bsnt in registered letters.- Small amounts can be remittsd 
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'eemove not the ancient landmaeks which oxje fathees have set.' 



H. B. & Geo. Brumbaugh, Editors. 



J. B. Brumb.augli & Co., Publishers. 



VOL. I. 



JAMES CREEK, APRIL J9, 1870. 



NO. 8. 



ESSAY DEPABTMENT. 

[POR THB PlLQBIM.] 

TO A SISTER IN SUMMERING. 

" O my Father, if it be possible, let tliis cup 
pass from me." 

This is an unfinished prayer. Although the 
cup has been drained, it will not be drained again; 
for a chalice of infinite depth, containing dregs of 
infinite woe, can be exhausted only by an infinite 
suiferer. All suffering in the finite comes by in- 
fringement ; and the sin which is the source of 
suffering, can be atoned for only by One who was 
before sin, and comes under its liabilities and dis- 
abilities voluntarily and vicariously. Now He is 
ready and able to relieve all, and no nerve in our 
organism is more sensitive to pain, than He is to 
the sorrows and burdens and sufferings of His 
children. Every throb of agony in the saint 
throbs into the depths of his Infinite Being. He 
has been at the bottom of every experience that a 
believer, as such, can possibly meet with. Your 
bodily disorders may be intensely excrutiating, yet 
they bear no comparison to what your mental 
agony would be if you had not the grace of Jesus 
to sustain you. The physical incapacity with 
which you are afflicted, evinces serious derange- 
ment in some vital part ; your union with the 
Abolisher of death, enables you to live though you 
die, and gives to life all the fresher bloom for tlie 
decaying elements that lie aroimd its roots. You 
are surrounded by kind friends, whose sympathy 
and kindly offices mitigate your sufferings ; but 
when the sanctuary of life is invaded by an insid- 
ious, untractable disease, in secret undermining 
the citadel of mortality, we feel most urgently 
the necessity of a support that cannot, fail-i,is in 



any emergency. Such a rock on which to repose 
your hopes, I am sure you have. Even if you 
recover your health, and live many years, you 
will never find Jesus more ready to offer His arm, 
His bosom, His love and upholding grace, than 
now. Justified by grace through faith in the 
blood of Christ. Heaven will not be surer one 
hundred years hence than at this moment. Babes 
in Christ have as good a title to the eternal inher- 
itance, as those who haveadvanced to the stature 
and positions of fathers. Every moment-of the 
Christian's stay on earth has something to do in 
fixing his rank among the Heavenly Host, and in 
maintaining the secm'ityof his Divine relationship; 
while the relation itself is established at. the t^me 
of jiistification. When two congenial souls are 
united in the connubial alliance, they cannot be 
more really man and wife, as to fiict, after having 
living together fifty years, than they were in the 
first hour- of their wedded life. They can grow 
in the knowledge of each other, be absorbed in 
each other's being, become more like each other, 
and ever deepen in their consciousness that their 
happiness is bound up in each other's presence and 
loving companionship, but this does not render 
their marriage any more legitimate and compre- 
hensive in its immunities, than if deatli had sun- 
dered them in the first gush of conjug-al love. If 
we are drawn into wedlock with Jesus by the 
power of Divine love, so as not only to be form- 
ally connected by an external ceremony^ but with 
a vital bond that runs through the ceremony, out 
of the heart of Jesus into ours, and back again 
from ours into His, where in reserve, by Divine 
promise, a dowry of comfort and bliss and love 
and glory and joy unspeakable, such as an al- 



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mighty, all-Avise, all-loving Bridegroom alone can 
bestow. You are betrothed to Jesus, and your 
betrothel is forever. The time between your es- 
pousals and death, He has allotted you for the 
adornment of your soul with the jewels of grace 
against the day that he intends to call you into 
Ilis glorious love-pavilion, to fill and thrill you 
eternally with the raptures of His presence. Your 
daily preparation to meet Him will not make you 
His" bride, but being His bride, you are to employ 
everv moment in clothing yourself with humility, 
and throwing around you the luminous drapery 
of love, so that when the second, final bridal-hour 
arrives, he mav lead you with joyous welcome into 
His royal palace. So may it be with you, with 
me, and with millions more. 

C. II. BALSBAXJGH. 



[Toe THE rii.GsiM ; 



KINDis'ESS. 



There is indeed much involved in this little 
word ; more, at least, than I shall ije capable in 
mv weakness to lay before the readers of the Pil- 
grim. But if we "scrutinize it a little closely, we 
can of course trace up some arguments that will 
tend to prove that it is of vast importance that 
we exercise charity whenever an opportunity- pre- 
sents itself, and to all creeds and sects. "We must 
admit that it is one of the ruling principles of 
cverj- civilized and intelligent man. You will 
'observe, that wherever that spirit of benevolence 
prevails there is prosperity, friendship, union and 
love. Yon will perceive' that if this principle is 
substantially and fully adhered tothat there are no 
discontents "or contentions of any brevity of com- 
plying with all its requirements. There is no 
danger that we will confer too much charity and 
hosx^itality upon others. AVe can very easily 
heep in our proper sjihere, for wc very well re- 
member the old proverb — Be kind to all, both 
great and small. We find by benevolence we can 
ease the pains of those that are sad ; we can con- 
quer by kindness where all other means fail ; we 
can put ano-er and malice to flight liy substituting 
kindness as oar shield. How congratulating it is 
as we look back through the dim vista of the 
past, and there learn tliat we have been kind to 
those who bave passed the dark and dismal grave 
-to' eternal felicity. I say again, we can congratu- 
late ourselves if we have such an assurance rest- 
in"- in our Ixisoms. c. h.wai^kee. 
Berlin, Pa. 



[Jon THI PlLGRIV ] 

IGNORANCE THE PARENT 



OF VICE. 



. Should misfortune overtake you, retrench, work 
harder, but never fly the track ; confront dif- 
ficulties *ith unflinching perseverance ; should 
voTi thea &il, y-'U will be honore<l, but shrink, 
and you'll be despised. 



SECOND PAET. 

The human mind as it exists at first, is "like 
those marble blocks, hewn from Carara's steppes 
which in themselves are but unpolished shafts of 
stone ;" but by the magic skill of the sculptor are 
carved into shapes of marvellous artistic perfec- 
fection and beauty. Thus, by the genial and re- 
fining influence of scholarship, the intellect i,s pol- 
ished and the original dress and roughness is re- 
moved, when it appears ladencd with new beau- 
ties, and symmetrical as a Greek statue. Of 
course when \se speak of knowledge, we mean the 
TRUE knowledge. Not those superficial accom- 
plishments which so frequently render^ certain 
young folks rather simple than wise. Not that 
ordinary culture which causes its possessor to 
laugh at the weakness of his neighbor. Not that 
aris'tocratic distinctiveness which teaches its slaves 
to disregard the feelings of "ordinary beings." 
But that superb intelligence, and those regal at- 
tainments which soften" the heart, and cause us to 
overlook the small imperfections of mankind; the 
knowledg-e which imparts nobleness of character, 
suavity of expression, and nobility of soul. This 
is the knowledge which causes men and women to 
be truly great, to be ornaments to society, and 
gentle, loving creatures at home. Let us turn the 
mirror and behold the picture upon the_ opposite 
side : A man and woman stand convei-sing, they 
are man and wife. In a few momeuts we hear 
the man blaspheming in his wife's presence. Need 
we look back to his past history to discover wheth- 
er he be a gentleman of education, or social re- 
finement? No gentleman will iise profanity, for 
a gentleman is one ^\ho reverences God, and hs 
would no more think of swearing than he would 
think of stealing. In connection with the prece- 
dent sentence, behold the American nation (moral- 
Iv) at the present time. Ask its wise men, its 
scholars, its philosophers, its theologians — why 
Satain's banner floats so proudly from almost every 
quarter of it, and they may surprise you by point- 
ing to certain illiterate rulers, or some startling 
government depravity-. Wh'ther are we drifting 
as a nation ? Turn back ten years,. read the his- 
tory of our magnificent land from its discovery to 
tha"t period, behold the character of the men who 
then governed it, compare its groA\-th and prosperity 
at that time with its present condition, and per- 
haps vour mtellect may seize upon the truth — 
why we are a people whase verj- Temples are pol- 
1 luted with sin. 

Let us look at the subject in still another ram- 
ification. Goethe, tells us that "Piety is not an 
1 end but a means of reaching tlie highest culture, 
through the purest vppose of the mind." \\ e havo 



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deferred coming to this point, because it is one 
that many may o'bject to (i. e. in the light which we 
look at it). In the limited space of our unpre- 
tending little essay, we cannot enter into argu- 
ment concerning the many strong points of the 
subject, but must remain content to only give 
some thoughts concerning it. 

We pause. Those whom we have interested, 
if there be any, can carry their reflection to any 
length, for the subject is boundless ; those who 
differ from us can, with the aid of t3'pe, enlighten 
us by expressing their views of the thesis. 

S. JOHNSOS'. 



fSelected by Catharine Ploutz.j 

TO MY OLD HOME. 

Farewell to thee, my peaceful home, 

A long, a last adieu, 
Where e'er I go, while life remains, 

My thoughts will turn to you. 

The happy hours M'ith thee enjoyed 

Are numbered with the past ; 
Too happy, ah I found, alas ! 

They could not always last. 

May peace and plenty, joy and love, 

Within thy courts abound ; 
And all the sweets of life be strewn 

With liberal hand around. 

Thy pleasant walks, thy cooling groves, 

Thy grottos and thy glens, 
I now resign to other hands — 

To those I call my friends. 

They too, will leave to other hands 
The work that they have done , 

For time and seasons woik a change 
To all beneath the sun. 

The dear companions of my love, 

My joy and every care ; 
I often ask, where are they gone? 

But echo answers, where. 

I'll not despise my humble home, 

Nor murmur at my lot ; 
But years of pleasure once enjoyed, 

Can never be forgot. 

I'll journey on life's downward road, 

Not wishing more to roam; 
While faith and hope will lead the way. 

To an eternal home. 
' Double Pipe Creek, Md. 

Faith, Hope and Charity, or Love, are three 
such inseparables, that they have been likened to 
a plant, Faith being the root, Hope the upward- 
rising stem, and Love the bright and glowing 
fruit. 



^YHAT ARE YOU DOING. 

Dear fellow-Christain, you have perhaps learn- 
ed by a woeful experience to pity those who, by a 
restless activity in what they call Christain work, 
are seeking to settle the unsolved question of their 
salvation. You have perhaps learned something 
of the order in which salvation and service are 
presented by the Gospel. By the grace of God 
you know that Christ is all our salvation. But it 
may still be asked, are you sitting dov.'n, after the 
long, dark night of uncertainty and vain striving 
for salvation,"merely to enjoy the thought of a 
salvation accomplished ? AA^e would ask not only 
whart are you enjoying, but what are you doing ? 
Are you gloriiying Him in your body and your 
spirit, which are His ? You have no longer sal- 
vation to seek, but are you seeking His glory ? 
You may dwell with rapture on his love, but does 
the love of Christ constrain you ? Are you liv- 
ing not to yourself, but to him who died for us, 
and rose again? Assuredly he has not left hia -,- 
redeemed in such a world as this, merely to enjoy,,, 
salvation. He has plainl}^ told us for what 
end he has left us here, and in view of this we 
ask, What are you doing ? 

It is most ti'ue that Christ's beauty seen, his 
love felt, and his Avord known, are the springs of 
acceptable service. But what avails it if you can 
speak of all these, and yet they do not move you 
in his service ? Do you hear his word, "Inas- 
much as ye did it unto the least of these my 
brethren, ye did it unto me ?" Do you . visit the 
saints in their sickness and sorrow, and minister 
to the poor of your substance ? Are you prayer- 
fully and practically seeking the A^'clfare of the 
Church of God ? Do not say you can do nothing ; 
for you are a member of his body, and he has 
given you a place of service. "Nay, much more 
tiiose members of the body which seem to be more 
feeble are necessary." . He has given you talents 
bo use for him, and has said to you "occupy till I 
come." Your blessing and spiritual growth will 
be hindered, as well as the Lord's name dishonor- 
ed, if you ai'e not occupied in service according to 
his mind. 

Think also of the Gospel which he commands 
to be preached in all the world, ^^^ro you helping 
tliis forwai-d by your prayers and substance? Are 
you preaching it according to your opportunities? 
If so, arc you "steadfast and unmovablc, always 
abounding in the work of the Lord?" 

Consider tlie awful precipice on the verge of 
which so many arc standing; and think how few 
of our relatives, friends, and neighbors truly con- 
fess the Lord Jesus ! Think of the tens of thous- 
ands at our xery doors, and the millious through- 
out the world, who do not know the oulj- name 
given under heaven or among men whereby they 
can be .'^aved. Think of the multitudes withi;i 



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your reach Ti'lio make no secret of their neglect of 
this great salvation; and can you be walking in 
fellowship with him who came to seek and save the 
lost, who shed his hlood fortheungodly, who wept 
over impenitent Jerusalem, if you are sitting at 
ease in the midst of these careless sinners over 
whom an awful doom is pending? 

Once more, What aee you dodtg ? Can we 
say with Paul, "I am pure from the blood of all 
men?" Will the Lord, when he comes, say of 
you and me, as he said of that poor woman who 
loved much, "Thev have done what thev 
could?" 

HI 

This being a gloomy daj', on account of exces- 
sive rain and wind, so that I did not go to meet- 
ing, I take my pen to note or refer my fellow 
travelers to some of the many scriptui-al passages 
that will couT.'ince the humble mind that the 
Christian's path is somewhat obscure, and some- 
times A'ery gloomy. For brevity's sake I will 
merely refer the inquirers to the places where the 
passages can be found, and let them examine them 
at leisure, or in gloomy seasons : 

See Genesis, Chapter 3d Verse 8th. 

" " " 15 " 12 and 13 

" " '•' 22 from 1 to 13 

" " " 28 "lOtolSbothinchisive 

See Exodus " 14 Verse 10. (Tliis chapter 
is mixed with consolation.) 
See John, Chapter 15, Verse 19 

" 2nd Kings " 19, " 10 to 11 

" Job "" " 1st and 2nd 

" Psalms 30th 

" " 34th, Verse 19 

" Isaiah Chapter 55 

" Book of "Wisdom, Chapter 5 

" ^latthew. Chapter 5, Verse 1 

" Lmke, " 24, " 13 to 24th 

" Hebrews, " 12, " 6 to 11th 
Many of the above passages are connected with 
consolation, and ten times as manv more might be 
added connected with promises and comtort to the 
weary pilgrim. david BOSSEEiiAX. 

Gettysbiu-g, Pa., IMarA 27, 1870. 

THE EOSE. 

The Rose had been wash'd, just washed in a show'r, 

Which jMary to Anna couvey'd. 
The plentiful moisture encumber'cl the fiow'r, 

And weighed down its beautiful head. 

The cup was all fiU'd, and the leaves were all wet, 

" And it seem'd to a fanciful view, 1 

Tie -^reep for the buds it had left wit'i regret, ' , 
On the flourishins; bush where it grew. 

I hastily seird it, ^mfit as it was, 1 

Eor a nosegay, so dripping and drown'd. i 



And swinging it rudely, too rudely, alas ! 
I snapp'd it — it fell to the ground. 

And such, I exclaim'd is the pitiless part 

Some act by the delicate mind, 
Regardless of wringing and breaking a heart 

Already to sorrowresign'd. 

This elegant rose, had I shaken it less, 

flight have bloom'd with its owner awhile ; 

And the tear that is wip'd with a little address, 
j\Iay be foUow'd perhaps, by a smile. 

COWPEB. 



Seljctsd for the Pilgrim. 

LIFE'S COXSUilATIOX. 

^Tien life's work is done, and life's journey is ended. 
And all of its burdens are gently laid down, 

When we to the bright spirit-shore have ascended, 
The glories of heaven our labors shall crown. 

When the beauties of earth are lost to our vision. 
And loving friends' voices shall wake us no more, 

We'll then understand how wise the decision, 
That led us to start for the heavenly shore. 

If we've fought a good fight 'gainst sin and tempta- 
tion. 

And tried all the ex\\ within to overcome, 
Though humble our sphere, and lowly our station, 

Kind spirits in glory will welcome us home. 

And there freed from all that on earth is annoying, 
Exalted to know as we never have known; 

Still learning- of God, still progressing, enjoying, 
Will reap a rich harvest,if rightly we've sowed. 

EMILY E. STIFLEE. 

HollidaysbUrg, Penna. 



[SELECTED BY SiTIE REICHiBD.]- 

PRAY WITHOUT CEASIXG. 

Prav without ceasing, when the arms of sorrow 

round thee fall. 
With God thy fi-iend and counsellor, they nelver 

canapj^iall; 
This spirit pure shall e'er descend upon thy heart 

to bless. 
Beneath His smile, though dark, thine is true 

happiness. 
Pray without ceasing, when the light of joy and 

hope is thine, 
Prav that its cheering light may still upon thy 

pathway shine. 
Pray without ceasing to the close of life's oft 

wear.y day ; 
And when death calls thee to his arms, still with- 
• out ceasing pray. 

Oakland, Md. 



THE PILGRIM, 



Gl 



YOUTH'S DEPARTMENT. 



[ffOR TMB PlLGBIM.] 

THE BOOK OF NATURE.— No. 1. 

My dear voung readers, why do Tve go to school ? 
Do vre not go to learn and improve our minds ? 
We can learn a great many things without going 
to our common schools. Let us now take hold of 
the Book of Nature, and study its contents. If 
we attain to a full understanding of its contents, 
then we may think we are through with seeking 
knowledge. 

Let us think of the earth whereon we live. 
Why is it not all land ? Why are we not created 
to live in the water, like some of God's creatin-es ? 
How are the numerous springs supplied with wa- 
ter, and never run dry"? If any of my young 
readers can aus"wer all these questions, it will en- 
able them to advance still further in the lessons 
contained in "The Book of Nature." 

The Bible says, before the world was created 
darkness was on the deep, and the spirit of God 
floated on the water, and in six days the earth 
was made aud all things in and on it, and on the 
seventh day he rested, which he called the Sabbath. 

Then was water .and • land separated, and all 
manner of animals were created to live on the 
land, and the fishes to swim in the water. The 
sun he made to rule the day, and the moon to give 
light by night. 

Did you ever think why it is that the earth, or 
at least the land part, was not made a plain, per- 
fectly smooth and level, as far as the eye could 
see, or if hills and mountains must be, why we can 
not find any two exactly alike ? If you can find 
any two things alike, be they hills, valleys, creeks, 
springs, trees, herbs, plants, flowers, leaves, or 
even blades of grass, or anything else that could 
be named, you will please let me know through 
■the columns of the Pilgeim. I will now let you 
consider over the foregoing questions, and I may 
perhaps vrrite again upon the same subject here- 
after, s. S. ZUG. 

Mastersonville, Lancaster county. Pa. — No. 3. 



(yOR THE PlLOEIM.J 

THE BABE OF BETHLEHEM. 

CONTINUED. 

My Dear Little Readers. — In my last chapter 
I'told you about the baptism, fasting, and tempta- 
tions, of our dear Saviour ; in this I %vill try to 
tell you of some of His miracles. A miracle is 
something which no one but God can do. The 
Bible tells us, our Saviour performed his first 
miracle in Cana of Gallilee, at a wedding, .Avhere 
lie- turned water into wine. He also healed per- 
sons afllicted of diseases tliat no man has ever 
been able to cure, for instance the leprosy, an aw- 



ful disease which covers the body with a kind of 
white scales, and is also contageous, or catching. 
A poor leper once said to Him, "Lord if thou 
wilt, thou canst make me clean," and the Saviour 
merely said, "I will, be thou clean," and he was 
cured immediately ; at another time he cured ten 
lepers in the same manner, and only one of them 
thanked him. Were they not ungrateful ? Some- 
times He would only touch the sick, and some- 
times they would only touch the hem of his gar- 
ment and would be cured. There once came a 
Centurion to Him, (that is a man who is a Cap- 
tain over one hundred Roman soldiers) and beg- 
ged him to cure a servant of his that was very 
dear to him, our dear Saviour vras, as He ever is, 
ready and willing to go at once to cure him, but 
tlie Centurion told Him to speak the word only, 
that he was not worthy that He should come un- 
'der his roof," that was faith and humility, he be- 
lieved that tlie Saviour could and would do what 
He said ; the Bible tells us the servant Avas heal- 
ed in the selfsame hour. Again, he was traveling 
in a ship with his disciples, when a great storm 
arose, he was asleep, but his disciples awoke Him, 
and said, "Lord save us or we perish ;" He arose, 
and commanded the sea aud the wind to "be 
still," and there was a great calm. I told you 
He also cast out devils. Upon one occasion He 
met tAvo men possessed with devils, wild and 
fierce, so that- persons were afraid of them, but all 
He did was to command the devils to leave these 
poor men and they were obliged to obey. He 
also cast seven devils out of one of His followers, 
Marj^ Magdalene, who afterwards annointed hia 
feet with ointment, and another poor man who 
was possessed with a legion of devils, a very great 
number. He also restored sight to the blind, to 
one who was born blmd. At anotlier time He 
had been preaching and healing the sick all day, 
and his disciples wanted him to send the people 
away to get something to eat. He would not, but 
fed them Himself; ""five thousand men, besides 
women aud children ;" and with how much food 
would you suppose "? Why only "five loaves and 
two fishes." Ll^pon another occasion he fed 
"four thousand men, besides women and children," 
with only seven loaves aud a few small fishes, 

I will close for this time, haA^ing as I suppose 
told you enough to interest you for some time. 
But my dear little pilgrims let me- advise you not 
to depend on what I have been telling you, but af- 
ter praying that you may understand -what yoii 
are about to read, open your Bible, and learn 
whether what I have told you corresponds _ with 
the sacred truths of the Bible. In my next I will 
continue the subject of our dear Saviour's miracle. 

Ever, and lovingly, The Little Pilgrim's 
Friend. ■< 

I,. Ci'KWCi 



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THE PILGRIM 



[Fob TBI PlLCKIM.] 

BIRTPIDAY. 
Dear nigrim. — I see in vour last number that 
YOU wish to 'Ivuow the age of your young writers, 
and as this is my birthday I thought I would take 
it as a subject. " I see in our family record in the 
Bible that to-day I am twelve yeai-s of age. So 
you see that my years are not many but yet in 
them the good'Lord has given me many blessings. 
He has given me good health most of the time — 
plenty- to eat, and clothes to wear. He has 
spared my kind father, and mother, and sisters, 
and one little brother. I was quite small when 
the 'Treat war commenced — my parents had 
to leave our home and go hundreds of miles away 
where there was no war. Vv'hen it was over we 
came back again, but our homewas all destroyed, 
vet we were all taken care of by God. How 
thankful we should be to him for his kindness. I 
do not know whether I shall live to see another 
birthdav or not, but if I do not I hope the Lord 
will bless me. I know that Jesus will take care 
of all those who are good, and take them to 
himself in Heaven. Then little readers of the 
PiLGKTM let us all try to be good. 

W. II. FLORY. 

Favetteville, AY. Va., March 31.— No. 2. 



COREESPONDEKOE. 



A LITTLE girl having one day read to her teacher 
the first twelve verses of the "fifth chapter of the 
Gospel of Matthew he asked her to stop and tell ' tion of Jesus Christ to prove immortality, yet that 



Dear Pilgrim: A little while ago I dropped a 
few lines to you, but when they appeared in print 
I was almost ashamed of them, because they were so 
abrupt and imperfect. Taking a second thought, 
however, I resolved I would try again. I well 
know that when children of a kind family come 
home from a visit, every member of that family is 
anxious to hear the pratling of their brother and 
sister, and they are not so particular about the 
grammatical construction of sentences, so that they 
hear some news of whatsoever description that 
may be. 

I had left home in the early part of the winter, 
as I noticed before, but was called back to my sick 
wife, and as soon as she was restored again, she 
accompanied me to visit a son in Sturgis, on the 
Michigan Southern R. R., whose wife is sorely 
distressed with rheumatism, dropsy and heart dis- 
ease. AA"e stopped over Sunday. Hearing of a 
Spiritualist meeting in town, I was cm-ious to go 
and see or hear. (I like to go as a spy sometimes 
to learn the situation of the enemy.) They sang 
some, and then a young and intelligent looking,!, 
man commenced lecturing. The position he took 
was the enlightening of the human family for the 
purpose of making them happy, and thus present- 
ed the immortality of the soul for his theme, and 
though the orthodox world harp on the resurrec- 



him^ which of these holy tempers, said by our 
I^ord to be blessed, she should most like to have? 
She paused a little, and then said, with a modest 
smile, " I would rather be pure in heart." Her 
teacher asked her why she choose this above all 
the rest. " Sir," said she, " If I had a pure heart 
I should have all the other graces spoken of in 
the chapter." 

ii r i 

Valuable Peesests. — Some one speaking 
of presents, says : "The best thing to give your 
enemy, is forgiveness; to your opponent, toler- 
ance ;" to a friend, your heart ; to your children, a 
goodcxamijle; to your father, deference ; to your 
mother, love ; to yourself, respect; to all men, 
charity ; to God, obedience." 

AVhile the passion of some, is to shine, of some 
to govern, and of others to accumulate, let one 
o-reat passion alone inflame our breasts, the pas- 
sion which reason ratifies, which conscience ap- 
proves, which Heaven iuspii-es ; that of being and 
doing good. 

If any one speaks evil of you, let your life be 
so that no one will believe him. 

Be civil and obliging to all; it costs nothing, and 
is worth much. 



longer 



]nter- 



hath become an old song and is no 
estiag. Science, however, hath come to our aid, 
and by it every problem, can be solved, and the 
time is not far distant when the whole human 
familv, by the aid of science, shall become one 
common brotherhood. 

The conclusion I formed was that this is a 
very fine novel, but hath nowhere its reality, and 
consequently I resolved I would go on a while 
longer preaching Christ and him crucified, though 
it mav appear foolishness to the Greeks and a stum-, 
bling block uuto the Jews. ;i 

We took the train on Monday, and after several 
delays arrived at INIilford, Ind., on Wednesday, 
2.3d,"^ where we enjoyed a season of refteshing in 
social capacity with many of the late converts, 
as well as our old and tried brethren and sisters, 
with whom we had lived twenty years. On the 
25th we were taken to Warsaw W Brother O. L. 
Baer, and in a very short time arrived in Pierce- 
ton, Kosciusko Ind., and were met by Brethren 
J. and E. Umbaugh, and cared for by that kind 
family. ?s ext day we met with the brethren near 
Dodgei-town, where four brethren were chosen to 
the service of the Church, and a Church organ- 
ized called Spring Creek. Bro. Lewis Workman 
was ordained elder, and Brethren Jonas Umbaugh 



THE PILGRIM. 



6,) 



and Norman Workman co-laborers. While Bro. 
Joseph Hardman and myself tried to j)reach every 
evening in the neighborhood, Brethren Workman 
and Umbaugh preached a piece off on Sundays, 
and brought the gratifying news of several that 
applied for admission into the kingdom. Thotigh 
it was dark and raining and deep mud, ■nhile 
here, yet there was a good attendance every even- 
ing, and we trust the words spoken in great weak- 
ness, through the power of the resurrection of 
Jesus Christ, may become effectual when the time 
of germintttion is fulfilled. 

We shall leave to-morrow morning (if God will) 
for next ac^oining churches, where we labored 25 
years ago in the iirst settlement of the brethren, 
and pay our old Swiss Brother, Philip Potthen- 
berger a visit. You may hear again from us if 
the Lord M'ill. Yours, fraternally, 

F. r. L.EHK. 



EDITOB'S DEPARTMENT. 

OUR YOUNG CONTRIBUTORS. 

We now have three regular contributors for the 
Pilgrim who are only between eleven and twelve 
years old. Two of them write for the sake of 
having it to read, while the third, having it al- 
ready in the family, wishes it for his nurse. This 
is very noble; not to forget those who cared for us 
when we were quite small. It is true we can 
never repay fully a good, kind and faithful nurse, 
but we can show ourselves grateful, just as little 
Miltie does. Hope she will be well pleased with 
the little offering thus so kindly given. 

Dollars and cents might have been useful in 
obtaining food for the body, but we sincerely 
hope that in the reading of the PiLGPaM she may 
find food for the soul, which is far more profita- 
ble. 

We say, you write for the PiLGRiM that you 
may have it to read, yet we believe that you have 
been prompted by still better motives. There 
may be many reasons why you write, but we 
think the leading one is to da good. This is the 
great object of your lives, and you havejnade the 
proper step, we feel to encourage you, as we 
know that your labors will be appreciated by our 
little readers. If you can be the means of saving 
one little boy or girl from degradation and ruin, 
you will be aniply repaid for all your labor. Then 



let charity commence at home, be good, be kind 
and dutiful to your parents which is the first 
command with promise,- and don't forget to pray. 
Remember, you can do nothing good of yourselves, 
therefore when you go to write for the PiLGiiut 
ask God to help you that you may l^e able to say 
something that niaj- he for the good of other little 
boys and girls. And to you my little readers 
we have the same to say, be good. To be bad 
and naughty is to be miserable, but to be good is 
to be happy. But we hope our little readers art- 
all good. If not we want them to be, or get good 
as we Atill try from time to time to give you such 
instructions through our columns as may tend to 
that result. 

MISCELLANEOUS. " 

Answer to Query on page 39, Pilgrim No. 
5. Matthew 23d CJiap., 15th verse. 

We venture the following ideas on said scripture : 
The term Hell we understand in some places to 
mean darkness. The Scribes and Pharisees whom 
the Saviour addressed were hypocrites, they com- 
prehend the light of the Gospel, hence their minds 
were not involved in darkness, but would, with 
their vain philosophy deceive their proselytes, 
and keep their minds involved in gross darkness, 
hence make them two-fold more the child of Hell 
(darkness) than themselves. They could "see" 
the kingdom of Heaven, but would not go in 
themselves, nor let others go in if they could help 
it. 

So it may be said of Priests and others this day. 
Great efforts are made to proselyte the heathen 
world, "compass land and sea," and when j^rose- 
lytes are made how often the true light is hid from 
them, and thus they are two-fold more in dark- 
ness than those that know the will of our Heaven- 
ly Father, but because of otlier considerations they 
will not do it. And do all they can to keep the 
minds of their eon^'crts in darkness, lest their 
source of worldly gain be hindered. 

If a more scriptural answer can be given to said 
query let us have it. J. s. floky. 

LOVEFEjVSTS.' 

Comiaunion meeting on the Hth and 15th of May, 1870, in the Jerusalem 
District on the Sanjooquin Kiver, Saiijojiquin county, Oal. Uretbren far 
and near are solicited to ntt»'ud. ^y oaler of the chnrrh 

UKORUK- WOLF. 
JONATHAN- MILLER, 
ANDKEW UIUSOX, 

Eldtrl. 

The District meeting of Middle, Pa, TTiU be held (God willing) ivith lb e 
brethren in the Upper Conuwa^'a Conifrei^tion, AdaiU3 county, comraen- 
rinc: on the ItJth of .May. 

1) M. nOLSIXOER. 
from tlie rnr.\;>aiiion ] C-: r. ^r^rv. 



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OBITUARIES. 

Died, in the bonncis of the Eeaverdanr Church, Frederick 
CO., MJ., 7th inst., friend John Miller, aged dtj years, 8 
months and 1 day. On the 9th the diseased was followed by 
a numerous concourse of relatives and friends to the burying 
ground at the Eeaverdam Meetinghouse, where his body -was 
consigned to its last resting place in the earth ; Tvhen the oc- 
casion was improved by the brethren frem the words of the 
prophet, "Set thine house in order, for thou shilt die, and 
not live." (Isa38:l.) 

The circumstances connected with this case are of an extra- 
ordiuary character, and are worthy of notice; and to enlist 
the sympathy and prayers of the brethren we give them. 
Some 14 months ago the dear companion, whom we now call 
sister, was brought to her bed with a tumor in the stomach, 
■which so prostrated her that she required nursing and caring 
for all the time. Her husband being one of the few, extraor- 
dinary, industrious and hard-laboring men, would labor hard 
all day on his clearing, and at night being assidious in his at- 
tention to his wife, whom he so dearly loved, that sometimes 
he worked with her all night. At last his body of clay snc- 
cumed, took cold, which run intj typhoid pneumonia, and 
died in a few days ; leaving his dear Harriet in a prostrate 
condition on hor bed, so weak that it was thought best to 

move from the house in silence. 

Friend Miller made no open profession of religion ; his pa- 
rents were, and his brother is a member in the church. John 
was strictly moral, and scrupulously honest, and" in this state 
he died. His companion, the afflicted sister, was raised in the 
Luthern faith, though for several years past she has been 
wavering, and oa her bed of affliction she sought her Savior 
more fully, and while seeking she called the brethren of the 
Beaverdam Church to her home again and again to minister 
in word and doctrine. The dear Saviour revealed himself to 
her soul most precious. And when the writer returned to the 
home after the funeral exercises, he engaged with her in con- 
versation and prayer, [it being the first time he saw 
her in her afiliction]. He asked, her, " dear Harriet, what 
are y&ur hopes of recovery?" "I have none at all I had 
three Docotrs. They have all told me there is no hope," 
" Then whut is your hope beyond the grave ?" " My hope is 
to be in Heaven."' "On what ground do rest your hopes ?" 
" On faith in the promises of God through my Lord and Sa- 
viour Jesus Christ." " Well, Harriet, I will write a notice of 
John's death in the PtLOEiM, what shall I say for you ?" 
" Touknow what I have told you, tell that, and as?: the pray- 
ers of the Irelhren in my behalf. And I told Brother Waltz, (a 
deacon), yesterday, and I now tell you, that I want to be bap- 
tised as soon as I can be taken out of bed to do so." Breth- 
ren here is a case for your sympathies and prayers. At 
present the sister cannot be moved ; she swoons away upon 
the least movement of the afflicted body. My prayer is that 
God will give her strength to be buried with Christ in bap 

tism. D. p. SAYLOF.. 

Died April Ist, 1S70, near Wakefield, Carroll county, Md. 
in the bounds of the Pipe Creek church, Mrs. Mary Jane, con- 
sort of friend William Englcr, aged 26 years, '2 months and 15 



days. Leaving a kind, loving, affectionate, sorrow stricken 
husband, with three motherless children, (the youngest 10 
days old), to mourn their irraperable loss. On the 3d, her 
remains were followed to the grave in the Pipe Creek church 
burying ground by an immense concourse of sorrowing friends; 
and citizens. When the solemn occasion was improved by the 
brethren, from Numbers 10: 2S, "We are joorneying unto 
the place of which the Lord said, I will g ive it you ; come thoti 
with us, and we will do thee good ; for the Lord hath spoken 
good concerning Israel." 

This being one of the cases ia which all the ties of friend- 
ship were concentrated, and combined ; being a child, a wife, 
a mother, a sister, a friend, can we not say that the occasion 
was more than usually solemn ; and very distressing. But hav« 
ing-journeyed to the place of which God has said, I will give 
it you, we finally hope she realizes the good the Lord has 
spoken concerning his people. 

i). P. SATLEfi. 



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ESSAY EDPARTMENT. 

Mr iJie Pilgrim. 
''ONE THING THOU LACKEST." 



TO E. B. n""'' 



Would it not seem, strange, if not foolish, Avere 
you to obtain a ticket for Missouri, where your 
possessions lie, and then take the train for Bos- 
ton? Or if your buildings .were on fire, would it 
not excite universal astonishment to see you en- 
gage at football or cricket, within sight of your 
burning home ? Is it any less amazing that with 
an unending future before you, with God's Heav- 
en offered you, and God's terror overlianging 
you, and the tremendous issues of everlasting 
happiness or misery dependent on the passing 
hour, you should still give your attention to the 
low and transitory jDleasures of earth, in prefer- 
ence to an inheritance so vast that ansrels fail to 
measure it, pure and exalted as God's character, 
and durable as this existence ? 

Your late visit to my room has filled me with 
concern for one whom God has so richly endowed 
in mind, body and estate. I am glad to hear you 
converse so intelligently on a rarily of topics, and 
especially that you entered so freely on the obli- 
gations and solemnities of j-eligion. This is rare 
for one of your age and situation, and I would 
fain hope that it indicates your proximity to the 
Kingdom of God. Your remarks and concessions 
naturally lead to the inference that your mind is 
considerably occupied with the momentous reali- 
ties of Eternity, and that you have not that en- 
joyment in alienration from God which is the case 



with youth generally. Yon cannot help at times 
being painfully conscious that you are naked, and 
an object of loathing to beings who discern the fea- 
tures of an inner life, and indeed, an object of dis- 
gust to youraelf. Your knowledge of scriptures, 
your contemplative bent of mind, the frequent 
visitations of the Holy Spirit often lift the vail of 
sense, and reveal the hunger, the rags, the fiUh 
and penury that belong to your prodigal estate. 
You know that you are under condemnation, that 
every heart-beat widens the distance between you 
and Heaven, that all your temporal possessions if 
not enjoyed in God, and employed for God, will 
eventually canker your soul as it were fire ; and 
yet all the wealth of the Father's Kingdom, all 
the warmth of the Father's love, and all the bright- 
ness of the Father's house, are powerless to draw 
you from the road that inevitably leads to perdi- 
tion. Does not your heart groan at the sight of 
yourself? 

'Wliat a power you might be at home, what a 
help in the church, what a blessing to the young 
of your neighborhood, if you would unreservedly 
consecrate yourself to the service of God. If you 
would make such a surrender of yourself as to 
placo every moment of your time, .every mite of 
your money, every faculty of your mind, every 
member and power of your body, at the disposal 
of Him who purchased all these with his blood, 
what streams of living water might flow through 
you unto souls which are now the habitation of 
devils ! You might become the means of leading 
your parents and sisters to Jesus, and making your 
house a sanctuary for God, a home for the breth- 
ren, and the centre of holy influence which would 



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dra-^T sinncss to the Cross, and help to populate 
tlie mansions of glorv. 

Can you find an object so wortliy of your affec- 
tions? or aiiv pursuit so deserving of all your 
powers as the advancement of His Kingdom ? Seri- 
ouslv ponder the matter. Neutral you cannot be. 
Christ has declared in the most emphatic manner, 
' ' he that is not witii me is against me. ' ' This 
points out our position s o precisely that there can 
be no possibility of mistake. Your life exhibits 
a high moral east, and I rejoice in it ; yet it comes 
not y\"ithin a sphere of Divine favor. You arc 
outside tlie eommonvrealth of grace. ' •' What is 
born of the flesh is flesh,''' even if it borders on 
angelic loveliness. You have neither your " heart 
sprinkled from an evil ixmscience, " nor your 
''body washed with pure water." You fully 
concur in the doctrine thai the highest type of 
morality stops short of the cxjnditions of grace, and 
lacks the first elements of salvation. Your many 
anriable qualities are worthy oi commendation, 
but lam confident that when you seriously con- 
template your )-elation to God and Eternity, you 
find no satisfection in the highest and best quali- 
ties in your character. You have large capacities, 
warm affections, generous impulses, fair attain- 
ments and great extcnslye ability. In what di- 
rection will you unfold them ? Heavenward or 
Hellward ? In whose service will you expend 
them ? Christ's or Sataii's ? What empire will you 
help to build? Emmanuel's or Beelzebub's? 
Whoso treasury will you enrich? The Ee- 
deomer's or the Destroyer's? One of these oppo- 
sites you are doing every moment. 

^Vhat joy must you sacrifice that is vrorth pos- 
sessing, if you devote yourself to the promcrtion 
of Christ's great and glorious tmdertaking ? The 
christian is not cut off fi-om anything that tends to 
the fullest and noblest expansion of mind and 
heart. Do you want select 60cic(i/'P Can the 
v.'orld offer anytlsing equal to the fellowship of 
God, angels and saints? Do you seek high at- 
tainments in learning 1 '•' In Christ are his all 
the treasures of wisdom and liuowlcdge." Here 
you can delve and soar, survey and explore, mil- 
lions of ages hence. Can the world uncover such 
exhaustless stores of wisdom and wonder ? Is 
'pleasure your object? Where can you find any- 
thing to countei'poise the blissful indwelling of the 
Holy Trinity and the blessed hope of forever 
sharing the life and joy and glory of God ? Does 
not the loudest laugh of earth turn into a wail 
when compared with the joys that spring from 
communion with God ? The tears of the saint are 
sweeter than the most exquisite delights of the 
sinner. Is it -wealth that holds up its glittering 
prerogatives to your ravished gaze ? The gain of 
ihe chri£tia,ns possessions outweighs the globe. 
The least particle of the saint's wealth shows 



George Peabody's princely fortune lighter than 
do-wn. So immensely great and valuable and 
blessed is the believer's inheritance, that the 
Father, Son and Holy Ghost combined all their 
energies to achieve it. Does it not challenge all 
yoviv uronedkde regard? Is it a small favor in 
yorir eyes that you are intended to become an "heir 
of God, and joint heir with Christ ? " Have you 
any rational excuse for deferring the vital concerns 
of your eternity another day ? another hour ? 
Would you allow your hireling to treat you as 
you treat God ? Nothing less than your undivi- 
ded service will satisfy Him who has ofi'ered up 
soul and body for you. 

C. H. Balsbaugh. 



hu:max :iiiSEPvY and heavenly 

BLISS. 



' ' ^lan often weeps in his sleep. ^Vhen he 
awakes, he scarce i-emembers tliat he has shed 
tears. So regards life ; in the second, thou will 
no longer know that thou hast wept in the first. ' ' 
— Jean Paul. 

The anguish, the bitterness, the woes of "this 
our mortal life,' ' can scarcely be borne sometimes 
by the human soul, and man is ready to sink \\n- 
der the burdens of human uuhapphiess. 

Wearily he treads the pathway of earthly life. 
Heart-agonies await hini at every turn ; he plucks 
a rose, and lo! an asp is concealed within the 
pink cluster of leaves. Luscious fruit surrounds 
him, he is tempted to eat, does so, and dlseovei-s 
that it is bitter. A marble fountain, vrith its 
crystal streams, refreshes the heated atmosphere 
around him,- he approaches the alabaster basin to 
sip a draught of the nectar, when a huge serpent 
la.shes the water, and raises its green head with a 
perceptible hiss. 

But in the next life— the spiritual existence 
beyond tlie stars — man will forget th» misery en- 
dured upon earth, nothing will mar his supreme 
happiness when there,* in the enjoyment of bliss 
only known in Heavep. 

O, is it not worth striving for such a life, such 
jov? Must man always remain a being of sin- 
fulness ? Must he never know happiness, such as 
heaven alone can impart ? Look around you, sin- 
ful man, behold the wonders of creation, behold 
the sun by flay, tlie sutlime beauty of catore, the ^ 



THE PILGRIM. 



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niao-nificcncc of the heavonB, the perfection and Uvill gaia an inunortal life b^vond the eonfines of 
- ! mortality. Then let the child m Christ learn the 

' rudiments of christian ^va^t:lre, so that ^vhcn tliccvil 
davs of life come, he may be able to stand against 
the wiles of the deyil ; for be assured, young pil-_ 



beaut}' of all created objects, and where the sun 
sinks from your view, amid clouds of amber, vio 
let and gold, and the shades of night darken na- 
ture's flice, look oboye .you and behold Gods 
handiwork iu the millions of stars and planets 
which glitter iu the dark canopy, and you must 
recognize the power of a &'i(2)remc Behiff, inRdel, 
panthist or heathen though you be. 

Xow, if He could create sucli superb objects for 
our earthly happiness and gratification, Vvhatmust 
the glories of Heaven be in comi>orison with these ? 

O, creature of sin ! you who have always been 
surrounded with the sensual atmosphere of the 
r)resent world, will you not turn from the fascina- 
•■tions of evil, and finally attain heavenly happi- 
ness hereafter, if you must weep here in this abode 
' of sorrow ? May '-everlasting repose be thine is our 
prayer. Sydxey Johx.SOX. 

Ringgold, 3Id. 

MUEMURING. 



oTim, 



■\Ve kiioiv that all thiiiss work togcllier for good to tUom 
that lovet God.— KoM. 8 TaS 

Dkae Pilgrim : — Allow me through your col- 
umns to write a few thougiits on the above lan- 
■gimge. for your readei-s, and especially to those fel- 
loA\- pilgrims, wlio are in tlic haljit of murmuring 
at the circumstances that surround them. We are 
all aware that avc are, at present, situated in the 
midst of a crooked and perverse world, and that it 
is through much tribulation that we are to cuter 
into unfading bliss. 

But there is an evil existing among us, in which 
litany indulge to great excess — that evil is, mur- 
muring or complaining about tlic unavoidable sit- 
uation in which -we arc placed. Now those ^vho 
indulge in this evil, .should remember the above 
'text, for if we would do this, ^ve would be more 
resigned to the dispensations of divine providence ; 
knowing that A\'hoiii the Lord loveth he ehasteneth, 
and docs not do this out of any malice to us, but 
iiut of love for our good in this world, and our eter- 
nal happiness in the M'orld to come. 

Most of us have an evil nature to contend with, 
but God's grace is sufiicient for us, if we trust liiin 
for guidance and dii'cetiou. Then let that silver- 
headed veteran of the cross, Ivearthe yoke of C'lirist 
•a little longer. It won't be Imig till God will say ; 
'' it is cufingli, conic up higher. Then let the great 
suldier of the cro,-< figlit manfully, kno^ving tliat 
fiercer be the tempest the sooner it is oyer, and 
that if ho loses his evil life in his Master's cause, he 



you cnnot sail to lieaven on flov.cry lieds oi 
eas6,'\vliile others fought to win prize, and sailetl 
tlrrough bloody seas. 

I for one set out on pilgrimage when quhc young 
and more tlian ten years have gone Ijy sinr-e that 
time, and I can truly say that my journey ha,s 
been checkered with varied scenes— such as disap- 
pointments in the projects of life, _ the loss of rel- 
atives, separation front home to a distant land, sick- 
ness of myself and family, loss of property&c. 
Dear fellow pilgrim, through all this 1 have clung 
to the chain of tiiith that reaches to the anchor of 
hope, which is securely riveted in the haven of 

rest. 

By the grace of God, I hope I may not grieve 
Hiui by murmuring against Him as some of the 
children of Israel did, and were detroyed by the 
destroyer. Then do you reflect whether you have 
not sinned again.st Go'd by complaining about that 
which concerns you, and wliich the Lord will per- 
fect in due time, if you iaint not? 

Your brotlier in Christ, 

Joel Shekfy. 

Jonetibo)i)ug1i, Teiin. 

_ I Ji W 

Selected hy Sarah Luh. 
HERE AKD YO^'DER. 



Here we are but slrayins pilgrims, 
Here our pathwaj- is ofleu dim ; 

But to cheer us on our journey, 
Still we'll sing the wayside h3-mu. 

(Icrc our feet are often weary 

On the hills that throng our waj ; 

Here the tempest darkly gathers, 
But our hearts within us say ; 

CuoKUS : 

Yonder over the rolling livcr, 

"SVUere the shining mansions rise , 
Soon shall be our home forever ; 

And the smiles of the blessed givt'v 
Gladdens all our lougiug eyes. 

Here our souls are often fearful 

Of the pilgrim's lurking foi', 
But the Lord is our defender. 

And ho tells us ^ve may know.'- 
Here our shadowed homes are transcicnt, 

.Vnd wc meet Hi.- strangers fl■o^vu , 
Ho we'll sing «ith jny while going 

E'en to death's dark l.iillows down. 
AUoona, lotra. 



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YOUTH'S DEPARTMENT. 



INTEODUCTOEY. 



Beo. Beumbaitgh. — As I have seen the offer 
that has been made to boys and girls under the 
age of fourteen, I thought I Tvould tiV and con- 
tribute thereto. My father takes the Pilgeim, 
and I read it arid think it is a very nice and in- 
teresting little paper, and I love to read it very 
much and hope the rest of the children love to 
read it that are on the narrow' path that leads to 
happiness and to God's city. I am trying means 
of calling others that are out of the ark of safety. 
Oh, dear young friends that are travelers ■\\'ith me 
to the judgment seat, did you ever read the beau- 
tiful things that our good Lord has promised to 
those that love him and keep his commandments, 
and the awful sentence that is pronounced upon 
those that follow the pleasures and vanities of this 
life, and serve that wicked one whose joy is ever- 
lasting punishment ? 

• Choose ye this day whom you willserve, God or 
Mammon. 

" O, ye gay, ye young, ye proud, 
You must die and wear a sliroud. 
Time will rob-you of your plume. 
Death will drag you to the tomb ; 
Then 3tou'11 cry and want to be 
Happy in eternity." 

Lizzie Eosikson. 
Milford, Ind. 



THE BOOK OF NATUEE.— XO. 2. 



The Sun — how wonderfully it is made to rise 
in the East in the morning, and set in the ^Vest 
in the evening. After it, comes the Moon, first 
called new, then full, and then old. When full 
it gives much liglit in clear niglits, and the stars 
also shine and it becomes quite pleasant. How 
strange it is that when the wind is strong the 
clouds are low, and that they can fly in the air 
and produce ram. It is God that doth these 
things. He can do all things ; it is He that sends 
rain to moisten the land, and to cause the springs 
to give forth their water for our use. How good 
God is in providing for all of our wants, and 
placing us in a land wit!i power over all manner 
of animals, and the fishes of the seas at our com- 
mand. Surely we ought to be thankful to him 
for his kindness. 

In some places in tlie Avorld the_y make Idols, 
and call them their Gods, kneeling before them 
and thinking that they can hear what they say. 
" Little children keep yourselves from Idols." 

S. S. Zi-G. 

blaster sonvillc, Pa. 



Veey few men see 50 vear.-. 



LOYE. 

We all kaow that love is the sweetest flowei* 
that ever blowed. Love saved the human family. 
Jesu3 loved us — every one ofus, and we ought all to 
love him. All that do love him will see him as 
he is, in his shining glory, beyond this world of 
pain and'deatii, where there is nothing but joy, 
peace and love. O, will it not be glorious, when 
we die to go to that beautiful throne where Jestis 
is ■? • All who love him will go there, I fear that 
many ■will not be ready to enter when he opens the 
door, because he says : " many will strive to enter, 
but will not be able." 

We should not disobey, or do anything that 
would be against their wills, but when told to do 
a thing, we should love to do it immediately, and 
not teil them to do it tliCDiselves, as some naugh- 
ty children. Love— what a lovely word. " Love 
your enemies and do good to them that despiteful- 
ly Use and abtise you."' 

" Love is the sweetest flower that blows ; 
Its beauty never dies. 
On earth, among the saints it grows. 
And ripens in the skies." 

Jo:^A J. Ehyfogle. 
Brlmfeld, Ind 

From the Little Sov:<yi:'i 
BE KIXD TO ONE AXOTHEE. 



We were playing with bricks one afternoon in 
our old nursery. We had begun to buiid a cas- 
tle, and were very anxious to see it finished. So 
we took all. the bricks to build it with, each a heap 
for herself, and left none for the baby to play with. 
She did not cry, but came to me, and asked, in 
her sweet childish accents, for one little brick. It 
was refused. The bright face clouded,- and the 
blue eyes filled with tears. Generally the sight of 
my dear little sister's distress would have touched 
me ; but I was too much taken up witii play at the 
time to care. 

She Avent away to another sister, and got a brick 
from her. So the baby was happy, and soon both 
she and I had forgotten all about it. But I was to 
remember my unkindncss again; frr when the 
trees were getting green, and the flowers springing 
up, aud the earth looking hei' loveliest, God took 
our baby sister' to the land where the trees are 
ever green and the flowers never fade. 

" The baby is dead ! " they told me. They took- 
me to see her lying on her little bed. As I looked 
on her face, now so cold and passionless; on her 
eyelids, shut fast by the hand of death, the mem- 
ory came back .to me of an earnest, pleading facc^ 
and blue eyes filled witli tears by ray unkindness. 
I lay down on the floor by nor bed, and wept long 
and sore. 



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77 



Then they told me she was happy — quite, per- 
fectly happy; that nothing could ever grieve her 
any more' ; that even' now, as we looked at^ the 
body of our baby, her spirit was in Heaven — 'Oue 
of those infant angels whom Jesus keeps so close 
and near to himself; that in her little hands a 
harp is placed ; on her sorrowless head a crown of 
gold is set. 

They could not coarfort me. I believed every 
word which they told ^ me of her ha^^piness, but 
that did not comfort me. 

They laid her under the green grass, and soon 
the dasies grew over her head. Not so soon did 
my sorrow pass away. 

God saw that this sad and sore lesson was 
needed to make nic less selfish ; and not until it 
was fully learned in all its bitterness did he send 
me comfort. And though it is a long, long time 
ago now since then, .and many a winter's snows 
liave laid on her grave, and many a summer's 
flowers bloomed there, I cannot yet think without 
pain, of the day when I grieved the baby sister 
whom God lent us for a season ; and have written 
this for you, dear little ones now reading it, in the 
hope that, by God's hope and blessing your little 
hands may be made gentler, and your little hearts 
kinder towards those little ones whom your loving 
Father has given you to love. 

" Little children, love one another.'' 

CORRESPONDENCE. 

Editohs of PiLGr.iM : — Inasmuch as many 
brethren desire me to give a I'eport of my journey 
from time to time through tiic Pilgriji, I shall in 
this second article commence at Covington, Ohio, 
where I wrote the former article. On the morn- 
ing of the ISth. of April, meeting at 10 o'clock 
A. M. in the church where brother Risser has the 
oversight, evening meeting in the Oakland church. 
Dark Co., Ohio. April, 19th., left Versailles for 
Indiana and arrived at brother John Holsinger's, 
in the Honey Creek Clar_-ch, Henry Co., too lave 
for evening meeting. Preached four times in that 
church, and on the 23d. m.et with the members 
in church council. By their request, tried to speak 
of the necessity of abounding iu love, and being 
filled with fruits of righteousness, as there.was notli- 
ing special to be transacted. The Brethren there 
have regular church mceiings for the members 
which, I think, is truly commendable. 

Brother Geoi'ge Hoover has the oversight there. 
The members, in general, manifest a zeal for the 
liromotion of the Kingdom of God, and love seems 
to prevail among tliem. Truly I had a time of re- 
freshing while with them, andhojie the Lord will 
bless the weak efforts of my labors for good, as there 
was one thing _I found lacking there. Few of 



their children being within the fold of Christ — a 
careless disposition among the youth for securing 
the one thing needCal for which I made a special 
effort to arouse them to a sense of their duty with 
solemn appeals, which I hope may have made a 
lasting impression on the immortal minds. The 
Brethren there have somewhat to contend against 
the absurd and deluding doctrine of Soulsleeping. 

In the evening went to the Hagerstown Church, 
had two meetings on the 24th. , one in the brick 
meeting-house, near Hagerstown, at 10 o'clock, and 
at the White Branch iu the evening — laro-e meet- 
ings and good attention. The Brethren are nu- 
merous here but scattered over a large territory. 

My recpiest is, dear Brethren ancl sisters, that 
you renaembcr me in your prayer, that God may 
protect me on my wearisome joarney and mission 
of love, and more especially, ihat He may endow 
me wlih his Holy Spirit, that I may declare his 
word in demonstration of the Spirit; and widi power; 
and that it may have free access to the hearts of sin- 
ners,, to soften their stubborn and flinty .hearts, and 
to make them willing to enter the fold of Christ; 

Yours in the bonds of the Gospel, 

Leonard Fuery.- 

Hagerstown, Tnd. 



Dear Editoes : — I am a reader of your paper, 
the PiLGEiM, and think I could not do without 
the wholesome food it brings. It is a thrice wel- 
come messenger to our family circle, and from its 
character, we truly believe that it is the design of 
its Editors not to mar its pages by adiiiitting any- 
thing that may be the means of causiiig disunion, 
or ill feelings among the children of God. 

There has been variotts divisions and dfferent 
sentiments obtained among the Brethren, for a few 

o ... 

years past, which seems to have had their origin 
through our Periodicals, but so far, the Pilgrim is 
pure and sjDotless, and we are always glad to meet 
its lovely face and fair countenance. 

J. H. Arxold 

Cerrogorda, 111. 

Wc are glad to know that the Pilgeiji is giv ■" 
ing such general satisfaction, as is manifest from 
from the many fltvorable testimonies^ which Ave are 
receiving from our readers, although many of them 
arc rathei' flattering, yet Ave feel that our mission 
is a good one, and we arc endeavoring to discharge 
our duty in as faithful a manner as our humble 
ability will admit. Our object is to preach Christ 
and him crucified. If we shall be able to carry 
out our noble project, v,-c certainly think that there 



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will Ijc no c:tu.-^c lov any objections or uufavorable 
re.-ults. Our age calls for tlie eniplovnient of every 
lawi'ul means of doing goocl,and as the press is noAv 
used as a luighK" engine iu distributing the seed 
of carualitv, so it should be employed in the dis- 
seminating of gospel trutii. This we shall endeav- 
or to do, and if we shallbe able to give consola- 
tion find encouragement to the saints, and save the 
sinner from impending ruin, we sliall feel amply 
re^\'arde(l for our labor. 



LOTEFEASTS. 



ComraunionnicctiRg on the IStli and lAxh of May. 1S70, 
in the Jerusalem District, on the Saujoaquin River, San- 
, joaqiiin county, Cal. Bretheren far and near are solicited 
i to attend. Bv order of the church! 

GEORGE WOLF. 
^^OXATHAX MILLER, 
AXDREAY GIBSOX, 

Eldeks. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



MOXEY LIST. 



Mi.^s C. J. ^^lilicr, A. B. Holl, Henry. C. Morii- 
i no-star, C. H. "Walker, Xoah Longenecker, Mich- 
aef Keller, Emily A. IVhitten, :Miss S. K. Eoher, 
Sarali 31. Prestmen, Allison Heifflier, Anthony 
Jicaver, Wm. Reed, E. Mason, Elder D. P. Sav- 
]er, Jacob ]Mohler, S. A. I>Ioore, E. D. Baty, H. 
F. Pcightal, Eld. D. P. Sayler, Jno. "\^'. y\'hitc. 

NOTICE. 



The next Annual Meeting wiU he held in the Brethren's 
! meetinghouse, 4 miles north of the city of "Waterloo, Black 
Hawk county. Iowa, and will begin on Tuesday after Pen- 
ccost, June 7th next. 

■ E. II. BEUCHLEY, 
S. :M. MYERS, 
Froiii tJie Companion.'] Ccr. Secr's. 

EDITOB'S DEPAETMENT. 

THE .JAilES CREEK CHURCH. 



Brethren wishing to visit us, on their way to 
-and from A. Meeting, will find Bro. Lewis Lerew 
10 milessoitth of Omaha,on the V. P. E.E. Tho.se 
^^-ishing to stop at Brother Lerwe's, will get oft' at 
Gilmofe, and those stopping Avitli me will get off" 
at Xorth l?end. Those coming, by droppingafew 
linesto cither of us will be conveyed to our place, 
.or to place of meeting. There is much need of la- 
bor in this part of the country. 
Yours in love, 

J. P. IM-OOMAV.'. 

Dkai! Edito1!s: — Please announce throtigli 
-the PiLGKOi that we have appointed a Commun- 
ion Meeting on the 12th of June, 1870, iu the 
Cerrogoda District, ]Maeon county, Illinois. A 
o-encral invitation is given to all to be with us, 
■cspeciallv the ministering brethren. Those com- 
ino- bv rail road will stop off at Cerrogordo where 
rherc will be conveyances. 

Be in CefVogonla by Sattirday. By order of 
the church. 

JOHX Mk1"SGA1I, 

Jos. Hkxeicks. 
"NiiTlCi:. 



■n-u' OMnct iu,..4!n- of Middle, l^a.. xvill ho iu-ki {Qoi 
nlliu") Willi thfliiwiieieuinthe V\nn-r Conawag" Con-^ 



gvpa;ation. 
May. 



Adams itoiintv. commencing on ihe 16th of 



F'rom IJic Companion.] 



D. 2*1. IIOLSINGER, 
CoK. Sece. 



^^ e propose to give to our readers a brief sketch 
of the James Creek Chiircli, the Pilgeim's birth- 
place. This church, geographically, embrancc.^ 
that portion of country Ijing between the Tussey's 
Mountain, and the Sideling Hill, in Huntingdoi^ 
comity, Pa. ; bounded on the West by Clover 
Creek Church, East, by the Aughwick, South by 
the Snake Spring, and Xorth by the "^'arrior's 
Mark. There is here a considerable portion of 
countrj- lying between that is not occtipied by the 
brethren a.s a fiekl of labor, including tlie Hart's 
Log-, and Shaver's Creek Valleys. Historically^ 
it stands, as one, among the old chiux'he,s of Penn- 
sylvania, though not by this name, as it formerly 
belonged to the Clover Creek tuitil the year 1862, 
^\-hen it was separated from it, the Tussey's 
Mountain forming the line between, leaving t6 
our side between oO and 40 members, part of 
whom live in Woodcock A'alley, and part along 
the Eavstown Branch, and a few in Troit2;hcrcek 
Valley, South-east of the Terrace ^Mountain. 
The fil^st, and oldest ^Minister in this church wa.s 
oar grand-father, George Brumbaugh, who died 
about t^vent^■ years ago, and well kno^Ti by mauy 
of our old brethren of Pennsylvania, as his house 
was a stopping-place for tlicm v.hcn on their way 
iAVystward to the chun .'. - -i ■itiicr side of the 
: Alleghany ]\Ionntains. 3Iauy and pleasant arc 
' th.c rccolkctions we still havi' of him, although 
i we M-erc vouno- when he died, yet wc shall never 



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79 



fori^et the kind christian spirit tliat scam'A ever 
to be manifested in his character. At the tiuie of 
the division, the Ministry consisted in Eld. Isaac 
Brunihaugli and myself, shortly after, however, 
G. B. and H. B. Brumbaugh were called to the 
M-orlc. Since the division we have added qiiite a 
number to our little band, mostly young persons, 
who now stand as lights- in the church, and to the 
world, and some, prospectively, as instruments 
through whom God may call sinners to Himself. 
Amoi^g this class, we have lately lost one among 
the most noble, xi. ^Y. Brumbaugh, whose loss to 
us is still felt, and tlio place of his residence while 
here looks desolate and gloomy to us, although 
we feel well assured that the place of his present 
re.sidence is both bright and glorious. Our church- 
house stands within several hundred yardi of the 
H. & B. T. R. R., at Brumbaugh's crossing, about 
10 miles from Huntingdon, the junction connect- 
ing this road with the P. C. R. R. Woodcock 
Valley, in which our meeting-house is situated, 
.and in which the greater part of our members re- 
side, is a pleasant location and rather fertile, but 
hilly, made up of limestone and red shale soils, 
jiroduciHg excellent crops of wheat and other 
gfain. Along the base of the Tussey's jMonntain, 
iron ore abound^s in great abundance, and which 
is noAV being shipped by way of the H. & B. T. R. 
R., and P. C. R. R. to different parts of the State, 
forming a lively and profitable business to the 
miner and others getting it to the road. The 
Raystown Branch, one of the tributaries of the 
Juniata river, takes it rise and gathers its waters 
from the Eastern slope of the Alleghany Moun- 
tains, and empties into the Juniata a little below 
the town of Huntingdon. Along this stream we 
now live, and here we vrere raised. There are al- 
so quite a number of our members living here, 
where we have our regular meetings which are 
well attended and are very interesting, and on the 
whole we liave rather aplcasant congregation. The 
Alagrippas Ridges lie between the Branch and 
Valley, separating the church by a distance of 
about five miles, hence the " Valley and River 
Brethren, (a phrase used among us), but notwith- 
standing this natural division between us, we are 



all united in the work of the Lord, and earnestly 
hope that God may keep us united as a part of 
that glorious Bride that will be made up ol' all 
His people, wh.en He shall send His ^^.on, our 
Saviour, to o-athor us from off this earth. 

Geo. B., Aspo. Ed. 



OUR CALL. 



Our call which ^ve made some time ago, is be- 
ing complied with quite eneourageingly, and if 
there is a little effort made on the part of all of 
our dear patrons, the call can be filled easily. 
Bro. D. P. Sayler, of Double Pipe Creek says: 
" I thought that we ought to send our quota of 
two subscribers as asked for from each ofiice, and 
as no one seemed to look around, I did it myself, 
by aiding our Bro. D. R. S. a little. When a 
thing is to be done by others, there always is an 
uncertainty connected Avith it, but when ri)i/se?f 
undertakes it, we have a result. In our case the 
result was two new subscribers.' ' 

Since the above we have received through the 
hands of D. P. S., another name, solicited by a 
little Ida, who is only 11 years old, with a con- 
tribution for the PiLGEiir. Next week she may 
speak for herself. There are hundreds of little 
Idas that could do the same thing if tliey would 
only make an effort. 

In this week's paper wc introduce our young 
readers to another contributor for the A'outh's 
Department, from Milford, Ind. If they contm- 
ue to come in we will be supplied in this depart- 
ment at least. 

Bro. S. A. Moore, of New Enterprise, Pa., is 
making a special effort in introducing our period- 
icals, and among the rest, the little Pilgeiii is by 
no means forgotten. Bro. Samuel ^vHl please ac- 
cept our thanks for favors received in the shape 
of new subscribers. 



ANSWERS TO PATRONS. 

J. H. Aenolp, Ccrrogorda, 111. Bunyan's 
Pll"-rira's Progress can lie had at most any of the 
principal book stores. Wc can furnish you with 
a copy if you inform us just '.-rhat you want. The 
Pilgrim's Progress alonfi' will'nHt conic voiy higl-, 



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but it is more difficult to obtain than liis writings 
complete. We are not posted on the different 
prices now, but Avill obtain the necessary informa- 
tion. 

Hexey M. Shekfy, Freedom, Tcun. Your 
name, ■with John W. Browning, has been for- 
warded for the Visitor, and if you Jiave not re- 
ceived it the fault is with them, and not us. Vis- 
itor will please notice this and forward from be- 
ginning of volume to • the above names, both of 
Freedom, "Washington co., Tenn. 

Eld. Jacob Mohlee, Lewistown, Pa. "We 
cannot well avoid writing the full address on one 
paper at each office Avith uar present system of 
addressing, on account ot preparing the wrap- 
pers. This always happens on the last paper at 
each office. We will, however, try and have it 
written as close to the edge as possible until we 

get better facilities for addressing. 

j^ i 

HINTS TO BEE-EEEPERS. 



A pamphlet with the above title has been re- 
ceived at this office. From a hasty perusal we 
would pronoimce it a valuable equipment to any 
p erson that has, or intends to keep bees. Among 
the contents, we glean the following : Profits of 
Bee-Keeping, Hints to Bee-Keepers, Italian Bees, 
The American Bee-Hive, Improvements, Making 
Hives, The Best Hives, Establishing an Apiary, 
&c. One copy sent free of charge to any bee- 
keeper by addressing, 

H. A. KING & CO., 

No. 240 Broadway, 

New York. 

OBITIJARIES. 

SHOWALTER— On Friday, April 23na.,m tlie James 
Creek Church, Pa., Mary, youngestdaugter of brother Isaac 
and sister Sophia Showalter, aged 2 years, 5 months and 
1 day. Funeral services by the Editors. 

Little Mary was the jewel of the family — lovely in life 
and beaiitiful in death. The little prattling tongue is qui- 
eted, the vacant seat is there never more to be filled by the 
little smiling^face that made glad the fond mother's heart. 
The bud that was so rudely crushed on earth, is now open- 
ing, and blooming in that heavenly land where sorrow, sick- 
ness and death shall be felt and feared no more. It is true 



we are very reluctant in parting with our little ones, yet 
our Heavenly Father needs just such little jewels to com- 
plete and ornament his glorious Temple. And when we. 
can realize the consoling truth, that our little ones are now 
basldng in the sea of God's love, who of us would call them 
back if we could ? If they had "been permitted to grow up 
in this world, we know not what might finally be their con- 
dition, therefore let us submit to the providence of God, and 
like David of old ; say : they cannot come to us, but we can 
go to them. In this hope is our joy complete. Tes fond 
parents you are now represented in the Father's Kingdom 
and gladly will the angels clasp hands with you, when you 
cross over to the other side. 



THE PILGRIM. 



The PiLGEiM, edited and published by Brum- 
baugh Bro's., is a Christian journal, devoted to 
Religion, ISIoral Reform, Domestic News of the 
Church, Correspondence, Marriages, . Obituaries 
&c. The PiLGEiM will be bm'dened -with invig- 
orating food for mind and soul, aiming to be truly 
Christian, and having for its purpose EsSEls'TiAl. 
Bible Tetiths. It will advocate, in the spu-it of 
love and liberty, the principles of true Christianity, 
and shall labor for the promotion of peace and 
unity among us as brethren ; the encouragement 
of the pilgrim on his way to Zion ; the conversion 
of sinners, and the instruction of our, childi-en — 
Siarefully avoiding everything that may have a 
tendency towards disunion or factional feelings. 
The PiLGEiM will be published on good paper, 
new type, and in good style, and will "be issued 

every week. 

TEEMS : ' 

Single copy 1 year, payable in advance, $ 1 00 

Eleven copies (the eleventh for Agent), 10 00 

Any number above eleven at the same rate. 

Address, H. B. BRUMBAUGH, 

James Creek, 
* Himtingdon co., Pa. 

The Gospel Visitor and Pilgeim sent to- 
gether for |2 00. 

P. S. — Those accepting this offer will not count in our 
Club Terms. Any person vsishing the PiLGKm and not 
having the money now, may send on their names and. pay 
for it when more'convenient. Subscriptions may be sent 
at any time, and back numbers will be sent as long as we 
can supply them. 

HOW TO REMIT :— Checks or drafts for large amounts 
are the safest. Postal Orders, made payable at Hunting- 
don, are also perfectly safe. Where neither of these can 
be had in may be sent in registeerd letters. Small amounts 
can be remitted by letter, if put in carefully and well sealed. 





"remove not the ancient landmarks which 


OUR FATHERS HAVE SET." 


H. B. 


&. Geo. 


Brumbaugh, Editors. 


J. 


B. 


Brumbaugh & Co., 


Publishers. 


vol 


.. I. 


JAMES CREEK, 


MAY 


IC 


, 1870. 


NO. U. 



ESSAY EDPARTMENT. 



For the Piir/rim. 
INTEMPERANCE. 



Dear Readers. — In my first sermon of 1870, 
I remarked that the jiopular religion of the day 
failed in inculcating the true principles of Chris- 
tianity ; that notwithstanding our boasted civili- 
zation, and religibas progress, with our costly tem- 
ples of worship, and reported millions of additions 
to the different churches, yet pride, intemper- 
ance and debauchery is more general now than 
at any other period of the christian era. T be- 
lieve so now. I then said I felt like bearding the 
lion in his den, and called for volunteers to assist. 
I still feel so, and now call on the Pilgrim to aid 
in the desperate contest. 

Intemperance, or in other words, the moderate 
use of alcoholic drink as a beverage is a fruitful 
source of much of the evil in our land. I will 
devote this article to that subject, and if possible 
to save the rising generation from the approaches 
to the sin leading to drunkenness, degredation and 
certain ruin. 

Addressing those who in common-parlance are 

called " moderate drinkerSj" and hoping to pre- 
vail with them to abandon these moderate drinks 
altogether, being assured that a moderate drink is 
the, first stepping stone to drunkenness, and un- 
timely ruin, ^shame and misery. 

It is true that some one may be able to restrain 
his appetite for liquor within reasonable bounds, 
and continue through life to be a moderate drin- 
ker. But every -such moderate drinker, by his 
example tempts others to take an occasional drink, 
who have not the power to control their appe- 



tites. His drinldng a glass of brandy invites his 
friend to take a social glass, and he perhaps sets 
his bottle to him, and he may think it a good 
joke to make his friend a little tipsy at liis house 
to have something. to laugh at, counting it social 
kindness and hospitality. Unmindful, however, 
ofthc woe God, by l^is'prophet, has pronounced up- 
on him. (Hab. 11: 15, 16.) Forgetting that 
one drink (perhaps the first one) may lay the 
foundation for his friends ruin. If he will exam- 
ine the daily list of deaths in the papers he would 
find that almost one-third of his male acquaintan- 
ces haA'C shortened their lives, if not a sudden 
death, by endeavoring to follow his example, to 
be a moderate drinker. iv-fd ■•:'•■": 

The fact is one-half of the drunkards in our 
country have their fathers axid mothers to blame 
for their downfall. The very loose parental gov- 
ernment of man}'' parents in allowing their boys 
even under twelve years of age to roam abroad by 
day and night with all kinds of society, Avith a 
cigar in their mouth and a bottle concealed Avith- 
in their clothes, is very AVi'ong, and rapidly prc- 
jKires them for a drunkard's grave. With others, i^ 
the parading on the sideboards, the drinking of 
it at the tables, and the free access of their chil- 
dren to it, lays the foundation of the appetites, 
which grows with their gi-owth, and strengthens 
with their strength. In childhood 'they may sip 
it with sugar and water, and grow up with the 
idea that it is manly to drink, becoming impressed 
with the conviction that the man who Avill not ac-,j, 
cept an invitation is a dolt, and he who will not.^j 
invite every friend he meets to take a glass with 
him is a niggard of his money. 



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T HE P I L G R I M , 



Dear Pii-OKUr, there must be taught tliat the 
mail who tempts another to drink is a fool, and 
that lie wlio refuses to partake of .that wliich M'ill 
destroy both so\il and body' W leisc ; and those 
who "'claim that their; ancestors wevc nWdtr'ate' 
drinkers, and suiforcd no visible harm, &c., let 
these know, that if tlxey escaped v;ithout, tiicir ex- 
ample is still a i^'w/o^c. The liquors our fore- 
fathers drank had not such a killiug effect as the 
liquors of the present day, Tlicy did not steal 
aira>/ thebrniii, or sap the foundation of hcaltli 
•with "puch rapiditj' as the stufts that are now la- 
beled bi'ftiidy and whisky. Two or tlircc glasses 
over niglit did hot cause an aching head, or fe- 
vered breath the -next morning, uDT did it occa- 
sion the longing for more, which 'ilbw'liiVflriaMy 
follows indulgence in it. Th6y''c6hld''drink mod- 
erately without becoming sots ;' : but the liqiiors of 
the present age saps both the bi"ain and the licart, 
audi malvcs a drivelliiig dotard of the sti'ong man. 
(^uitc a numbe^'arc Tiwv approdchiing jn'Omaturc 
death, and many others whcsni mauH-'of us liave 
Icnown have already staggered itito a drunkard's 
grave, who ten years ago ^ycl•c sfi'oiig' aiid '?h'6arty 
meay "eouiident in the belief that ''thtej^ 'Co liUV'al-' 
ways control their appetites, aiid livd and die n()' 
mojc than a moderate drinker. Mauj- Avere good 
Inisbands, lanc], kind faihersj,r^yjer^,.|)rosp(3TOu,s":in 
business, and professional . men,, and excellent 
meiubcrs of societ}'. Liquor hon^^es soon destroy- 
ed their, business and })rofcssiouaI caiiacities, . led 
to tlic waste of their means and thq,fl9stru;cti,on:.of 
their, fiimiiies. Some ._f)f jthera j9i^,,aliToad'yi4,®P<isi 
otlicrs are following rapidly in lhe.>\:ake,!ai?4 -flfc; 
now bevond'reclaimhtion. , , ■, . . 

^ _. .-r' •;;'!■.-•-. :, >, :■■ ■ ■■- r- '^'■ii:o;o ';•■;:!;» 

Tcmpcraiice societies have attcuiiitcd.to reclaim 

theni. But a lifetime observation should con-, 
virico'iis all that they cannot be saved-. Tliev 
will do to point the modoraio clrinker. to, as a 
warning of tlie certain fate Vvhicli sooiier or later 
awaits him.'' They arc practical illustrations of 
the results moderate drinking lead to. But all 
Avlio'havc watcheci the confirmed, drunkard o\ight 
to know that in. ninety-nine cases put of a hun- 
dred a pe'rmature rcclaimation is impossible. A 

partial rclorm mav sometimes bo effected, but 
■ 1 ;y6 -SiiVi 



,: — ^^^T ct^t — ~:-~^'w;^~ 

they are just as sure to return to their follyas the 
so-\\' to her wallow. The fact is, the sooner such 
die the better it is for tliemselvcs, for their fami- 
lies, and for all connected with them, and perhaps 
for their own souls. And the sooner the modei'- 
ate drinker can be convinced that he is gradually 
approaching the period when he will become a 
confirmed drunkard, and unredeemable sot, the 
better it will be for him. 

The only possible cure for intemperance is p)-c- 
vcntion, and as the occasional taking a drink in the 
by path Avhich leads in the way of moderate 
drinking, .and . .moderate drinking being the 
by way that leads into thc^high way of unre- 
deemaHc drunkenness," let _^i!S all. unite to 
strangle the monster in his'. cmb'rj:o'&^ate, I^et 
fathers and mothers take this matter in hand, and 
keep it awaw from their houses. I^et not your 
children learn to take " a (Irani " l>y-your exam- 
ple. Suffer it not to conicinto your house, ox jOn 
your farm. • Prote,4t again.st'its use, and abandon 
it in eveiy way. You are committing a sin 
of the most grievous character whCn you famil- 
iarize your cTiildrcn to its use, or to set them the 
example to take a drink. Keep your boys Avhilc 
young and under your controle at liome, and suf- 
fer tliem not to become companions of tliCj^wiclccd 
and ungoverned youths of the land, "While young- 
train them in the way they siionld go, and when' 
old they will not likely depart from it, Althougli 
Eli said to his sons, " why do ye such things," 
b,ut tlxe Lord, saijclj, if,';^(f^(5«8 ({i^{ir(Mr(tmml-'ytkmi\ 

1 OTiUg men and maidens i entreat you to Ji^boiv 
with us in the work. Xlse lio strong drink your- 
selves, not even wine; discountenance its use in 
every forni. Sisters save your brothers from the 
first drink, which may be his first step to drunk- . 
enness and tuin, 'and yoii will save a spiil from 
death, and pEcK^n#a:mnltitude of sins. " '" 

^.,,. ... -i !•:- ,b-/!. ■ .■ <T).V. fixxikn.- " 
■...^.puble.MjKiifJrjsck. '' ' 



JPhriTie PUgrim.'\ 
SABBATH MORNING EEFLECTlONs! 



Blessed- Sabl!)at]V'morn,' bcaiitifiVT cmblfe'u of flic 
christians future rest,' i, The sun has just risen, 
and has alreadj- guilded thq tops of the higli 
mountains with its bright rays, \yhose genial 
warmth has caused the tender leaves to come forth, 
robeing the forest with its mantle of pm'plc and ' 
green, all of which looks down upon us Avitli ma- 
jestic gay ety, and shall we not blash before tho 
bright and glorious scene, for it has been wrought 
by the pure hand of God ; glorious emblem, for it 
is only emblematical of that happy and joyful 
!;sceiie, ,thiit.,|}y9,jnaj',jCxpc,eti to, nac;ej;;,wli^,t.l)e;greajt 

lo-lifl.-') >-\ -^WOd 'mH tOft Wr." Oil ; 



..UU- 'lI'ltK 



THE P I L G 11 1 IM. 



jSIiuennial Sabbath mom sliall burst upon our im- 
mortal and enraptured visions, the glorious Sab- 
bath of the christians rest, when tlic great congrc- 
gJltidii shall n'ieet, and t!io assembl)^ will not be 
broken up. 

Will wo not then, dear christian friends, go up 
on thfcs(i beautiful Sabbath mornings to. join the 
congregation of the Saints on Earth, and worship 
in our Earthly Tabernacles the great God of 
PIcaven and Earth and Jesus Clirist the Redeemer 
of the world ? Although these assemblies must be 
broken up to meet again, and again, yet they, too, 
arc emblematical of that M'hicli will never bo bro- 



ken up. What happy privileges then do ^vc en- 
joy, and will we not avail ourselves of them, icr 
if we delight not in these assemblies, may -we not 
be accounted unwortliy to join that glorious as- 
sembly of tlie redcenied in Hoa"\'en "? 

We will here call attention to the article by 
I). C. Moomaw, in Pil((Ri:,i Xo. 9, first page. 
We thank bro. M. heartily for these suggestions, 
:i.nd yet not him alone, but God, who prompted 
him thus to write. ?.!}• christian friends, wo Vi'ould 
kindly invite yon all to read it over again, and 
carefidly consider its instructions, for thev may be 
of great value to you all. 

This beautiful Sab!)ath morning our church as- 
sembly Avill bo near to our house, and Ave there- 
fore thought of preaching a little sermon through 
the Pi:>c;paM to our dear readers before v,'e go up 
there to meet a number of our brethren and sis- 
ters, with kind friends and neighbors, and join 
with them in the holy services of the Lord's house, 
(lod grant that they may be frauglit \^dth blessings 
and divine grace, sufficient for the occasion. 

AA^c fully appreciate the sentiments of Bro. Til. 
in these words. To the true diseiplie, nothing is 
more deliglitfid than the retiu'u of each day of 
rest, when tliey can assemble for -ivorship." It cer- 
tainly /*' deliglitful to the true christiiui, and af- 
fords him or her mucli joy and consolation, for in 
these assemblies we may have the spots removed 
"from our garments, and our hojjes brighrened in 
tlie prospect of meeting the Bridegroom in peace, 
and in readiness to enter the marriage chamber of 
the Lord. He further says : "they look forward 
to it during the week as a season of enjoyment for 
the sold, and the labor and toil thereof is made 
lighter by these reflections." Upon those engage- 
ments in M'hicli we dcliglit most, the mind loves 
to dwell, and even amid labor and toil the mind 
may be engaged iivith the services of tlie Sanctu- 
ary with much satisfaction and c\'en delight, be- 
cause we love tliem, and Avhile reflecting upon 
those tilings we love, labor necessarily becomes 
liglit and less grievous. 

"' They arc glad for the Oj)])ortuultv io leave 
those scenes of v.'orklly p!'rph\\ities and ti'oublcs, 



1 and unite in the most refreshing service of praise 
\ and adoration to our Lord and Master." Truly 
■ do Me feel glad this morning for this opportunity, 
and the happy jirospcct now before us, after labor- 
ing hard during the week amid the perplexities 
of tills life, to have in view, th.at soul refreshing 
retreat, a place beneath tlie mercy seat. O, how 
gloomy and desolate would tliis world appear Averc 
it not for the refreshing Oases that vreckly appear 
to the christian pilgrim as he wends his \vay through 
this barren world. 

It is no^v time to go to church, and we Avill 
stop these reflections for the present Avith the hope 
that^by this time many of our readers Avill haA'c 
gone up to the House of the Lord, and though Ave 
worship at different places, avc trust our purposes 
are .united, and that God may be honored, and 
His lioh' name sdorilied by us all. 

G. B. 



For the PUnriin. 



'SORROW AXD JOY. 



Your sorrow s'uall be turned into joy. — Jou>; 1(3 : 20. 

Clirist's people are a sorrovring people. Chas- 
tisement is their badge, and great tribulation is their 
appointed discipline. When they enter the gates of 
glory, God is represented as wiping aAvay all teai-s 
from their eyes ; but, Avccping ones, be comforted, 
your Lord's s}iiecial mission on cai-tli Avas " to bind . 
up the broken-hearted." Your trials are meted 
out by a tender luuul, lie kno^\■s you too Avell — 
He loves you too Avell to make this Avorld tearless 
and sorrowles '. Vrere your earthly course 
stroAvn A\'itlf flo\vers, it Avonld lead you to forget 
tliat you are but a sojoiirner lierc. Meantime 
Avliile sorrow is your jiortion, think of Him Avho 
says, " I know your sorrows," angels cannot say 
so — tliev cannot sympathize Avith you, for trial is 
a strano-e \vord ^^■ith them. But there is a )i\lgh- 
tlcr one than they who can. XW He sends and 
appoints you is in love, there is a provision and 
condition Avrapt up in every afHiction, if need be, 
coming from His hand. Sorrows and riches are 
to His people, convertible terms. If tempted to 
murmur at their trials, they are too often mur- 
niuvhig at disguised mercies. ^Vr.d then, " your 
sorrow shall be turned into joy." The bright 
morning cometii, when in one b!e.>K',! moment a 
lifelong experience of trials Avill be eiiaced and 



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84 



THE PILGRIM, 



forgotten, or remembered only by contrast, to en- 
hance the fullness of the joys of immortality. 

What a revelation of gladness the map of time 
disclouds, and every little rill of sorrow, every 
river will be seen to have been flowing Heaven- 
ward, every rough blast to have been sending the 
bark nearer the haven. In that joy God Himself 
will participate. In the last words of Jesus to 
His people when they were standing by the gate- 
way of Glory, ready "to enter on their thrones and 
receive their crown, He speaks of their joy as if 
it were all His oirn : " Enter ye into the joy nf 
your Lord." 

Dear reader, may this jey be yours. Let loose 
to the world's joys ; have a feeling of chastened 
gratitude and thankfulness when you have them, 
but beware in resting in them, or investing them 
with a permanency they cannot have. Jesns had 
his eyes on Heaven when he added : " Your joy 
no man taketh from vou." 

L. C. L. 

3It Plmsaid. 



Fur the Pilf/nm. 
MY OBSERVATIOIS'S. 



In mingling with my brethren, I sojnetime take 
lessons, and if thev are very good, I like to com- 
innnicate them to others, for I do believe in the 
common stock doctrine, and more so, in its prac- 
tice. I have, for some years, observed in the broth- 
hood a falling away of that sociability which was 
among members, and I ascribe it to the custom of 
having meeting-houses, where brethren do not get 
together even to pass- the common civilities of life, 
the time being too short, and by and by they be- 
come estranged to each other. Nov.- where breth- 
ren have adopted the plan of meeting weekly in 
friend ly or social capacity, t'lere I have noticed 
a warmer and livelier feeling among them, and less 
talking about one another. Would it not be well 
therefore, for members to co)uo together in neigh- 
borhoods, as far as convenient at least, once a week 
to sing, pray, read, exhort and encourage one an- 
other. It would certainly not conflict with the 
iirst christian's practice. 

Another thing I observe, part of which is praise- 
worthy and cheering to me, and part is hurtful, 
grievous, and discouraging. The cheering part is, 
an animation, a life and zeal in the cause of Christ 
in many of our laboring brethren, both old and 
young. But as it generally is the case, in their 
zeal they over-step the boundaries, so in this case. 
For the purpose of removing every obstacle that 
presents itself, the entrance into the church is 
made a little too wide, tlic restrictions too small 
and so cause hard feelings among tlic more 
strict or strenuous brclhren. Now what a'_:;ra vales 



the ease and causes schism in the bod}', is the pfG" 
mature and unguarded expressions made froirt 
both sides. Such a state of things cannot long ex- 
ist witliout a rupture, and all will suffer by it. 
For illustration, our physical body is Composed <?f 
many members ; al 1 these members are actuated and 
kept alive by the heart's blood, which communi- 
cates itself to every individual member impartial]}'. 
Their direction is given by some unseen agency 
and every member acts harmoniously with all the 
members for the benefit of the whole, and as long- 
as there is no schism or obstruction in that body, 
all goes well ; there is health, activity and freedom 
from pain, and life is enjoyed. 

Just so in the mj'stical body of Christ. Let 
the love of God fill that body so that it flows free- 
ly to every member, and it causes vitality or life 
in the most minnte parts of that body. If then 
the directions are given by that unseen Power 
above,all will act harmoniously, all for one, and one 
for all, peace, joy, ^o.nfort and consolaton will be 
a common stock — health, strength and power, will 
disseminate itself to every part. 

On tiie other hand, if there is a lack of love in 
tliat body, the members become feeble, sickly, and 
finally die, for no one, nor any number of mem- 
bers can exist ^vithout being in perfect harmony 
Avith the whole. How is it then, my brethren, if 
we see some of our laborers in the church put forth 
more energy, more zeal, and more continued ex- 
ertion as the times seem to demand, will we forbid 
them? Will. we check them for fear they do too 
much and obtain too fast an increase? Have they 
not good reason to say to us that we are too slack? 
We certainly do not have additions to our nam- 
bcr like they had in the apostle's times and so long 
as we don't out-do them, we do not work too fast. 
Then let us catch a little of that fire which the 
times seem to demand. Is not the cliurcli out of 
the wilderness ? Doth not the Lord say, "Behold 
I come quickly?" 

And you, dear bi'ethren, who are goirtg ahead, 
don't go headlong regardless how and what you 
get into the number, railing and denouncing all 
that cannot see with you, as if they Avere not sin- 
cere like you. In doing this indiscriminately you 
only betray a Avant of better sense, and you Avill 
not gain the more credit by the more prudent of 
men ; and rest a.ssured if not all the members of 
the body act harmoniously, success cannot follow. 
It has been the continual aim of the church since 
I have a knoAvledge of thosame, to keep up a un- 
ion, and to maintain that point, selfdenial Avas de- 
manded by all, and of all. Then let us culti\-atc 
a forbearing spirit and an amiable disposition. Is 
there any virtue,, is there any praise, think of these 
thirigs. Yours Fraternally. 

Blooiiiuiij'hdr, Jli'-h. F. P. J^OiUR, 



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THE P i L (J n I M , 



8d 



OORRESPONDENOE. 



HuXTUilSTOWX, ADAJfS OO;, Pa. 

DctV Editors : — The PiJ>fi-KiM is rcceh'ed aiid 
1 am pleased with the proposition M'hich you ha^-e 
made, to avoid everything that may have a ten- 
dency towards disunion or sectional feelings. Let 
our debates be settled in our home Councils Ox 
District Meetings, and that whicli is agreed upon 
as the word of God, or the nearest to it, and the 
example of Clirist and the Apostles, let that go 
before the Avorld and the church, and may Jesus 
spread the sail and speed the way. So says the 
servant of the Lord and the church. As we have 
so much undisputed territory to work on, let us be 
more faithful in cultivating it, manifesting more 
love and zeal in the glorious cause, that the new 
born babes in Christ may appear as the rose of 
Sharon and the lilly of the Valley, yea, as the 
apple tree among the ti'ces of the woods laden with 
fruit, that men may see their good works and glo- 
rify our Father which is in heaven. 

Knowledge is not so much needed as a loving 
mind, and willing disposition to do that which we 
already know. 

I would like to see our ))rethren and sisters, 
young as well as old, write on more pathetic and 
sympathetic subjects in order to soften the heart 
and call forth our sympathies for others as well as 
ourselves. What is more pleasing than to sec 
tender-liearted christians ? AA^c see it manifested 
in Jesus v/liile weeping with INIary and Martha at 
the grave of their brother Lazarus. Here is a 
wide field open for contemplation, but we dare not 
tarry. There are so many things on ray mind 
tiiat I may become lengthy. When m'c reflect on 
the scenes of our 3'outhful days and the friends 
and dear ones ^vho have long since passed awa}-, 
do we not ieel solemn seeing the changes which 
have been affected by time? How naturally we 
exclaim, where is father and mother"? Where 
tlie little brothers and sisters with ^\d^om I played 
in my youthful days ? They ai'e gone, gone. AVe 
liave the same beautiful summers and pretty flow- 
ers; the birds sing just as sweetly, and the little 
bee toils as unremittingly as in days of yore; but 
thei'e is an aching void that time cannot fill. AVe 
may take our children to the grave-yard and 
there show them the spot where a father or moth- 
er, a brother or a dear little sister lies, and teach 
them that tliey too may soon sustain the same loss. 
AVe may take them there to weep over loved ones 
and thus seriously impress their young minds witli 
lessons which may never be forgotten, and teach 
them the transitoiy nature of life in this trouble- 
some world. God h;us designed all these things 
to wean our atfections from this world, and fix 
•tJiem upon things that arc heavenly and divine. 



Let us make ifee ctf the«e things thftt are So scri^ 
ous and instructive to the best advantage for our- 
selves and children. Tlie season is short and tho 
time near at hafld Vrhen death will refiiove Us front 
friends ho^vever dear. To the sinnef ^ve Would 
say : beware, nor trifle i^rccious time away, biit 
accept salvation while it is called to-daj'. 

Daniel LoN0ENECKEifii 



D. K. TjJSTfin, after sending us a subscribci* 
says : I may get a few mol'e pretty soon,as the Pil- 
Giiiji is forming some acquaintance in this section 
of country. Some, v.-hcn solicited to take some of 
our church papei's say : tlie Brethren are publish- 
ing too many papers, we cannot afford to take them 
all, nor have time to read them. AVith respect to 
the first excuse I would just say that I am taking 
the Co)npanion, the Pious Youth and the Piixjrim, 
and it it frequently happens that wo. get them 
all at one time, and before the week is half around 
all are duly examined and read, so this excuse is 
not satisfactory, to me, at least, and as to the sec- 
ond reason for not subscribing, I Avould say : those 
brethren who think that they cannot aflbrd to take 
tlioni, perhaps are taking some otlier secular pa- 
per, magazine or something of the kind, that is 
not profitable, or can hold no comparison to oui" 
church jiajiers, and besides our papers are pub- 
lished at such rates that they are within the reach 
of most any person that feels an interest in the 
welfare of the church. I think wc should all try 
and encourage our brethren who have taken the 
responsibilit}' upon them of editing and publish- 
ing a paper for the encouragenrent of the pilgrim 
on his Avay to Zion. 

A'ery true, dear brotlier, such excuses have a 
very poor foundation. There are hundreds and 
thousands of dollars spent by the church for a 
worse cause. It is almost universally the case, 
that where our church papcn? arc patronized and 
read, there is more life and zeal manifested tlian 
where they are not found. It is said, that a fath- 
er who puts a Bible in the hand of his child gives- 
him more than a kingdom, because it gives him. 
a title to the kingdom of heaven. AVe have often 
thouglit tliat when we give our children good read- 
ing, we give them more than farms; because by so' 
doing ^\■e prepare them for a reception of Kiblc 
truths. 



If there were no trials to endure, the grace of 
God would be ijuicscent, and like a standing army 

in time of peace. 



«() 



THE "PILGEIM. 



YOUTH'S DEPAETMENT, 

"CRUCIFICTIOX. 



The Eiblo tells us that Christ wiw killed by a 
band of HomaiM to gratify the Jews, who hated 
Him bocause they -were iiot 'willing to receive Him 
lis their Iving. They liad Him nailed to the cross 
that He niiglit V»e minibcrcd among the transgrcB- 
fiors. All this He endured that we poor sinners 
might be saved. His precious blood was spilt on 
Calvary's brow ibr you and I — but to continue 
the stoi-v : after He ^vas dead, some of His friends 
came aiid begged His body and buried it in anew 
scpulcher. The Jews fearing that He might be 
stolen had a watch placed over His grave. Dur- 
ing this time His disciples all forsook Him. Peter 
Avith some otlicrs had went fishings but there yas 
a devoted few v.'lu^ did not forsake Him, even in 
deathj among vhom Avas jMary, His mother, and 
other good women. "We arc told that early in the 
morning after the Sabbath Avas over, they went to 
the grave with Spice, ?,Iyrrh and ^Vlmond that 
they might anoint His body, but when they came 
to the grave they found it empty, and there Avas 
there, raai in shining garments, and they were 
afraid but the men said, Avhy seek yc the living 
aanong the dead. He is not here but is risen. — - 
llemc'mber how He spalce to yon Avhen He was yet 
in Galilee saying : the Son of Man must be deliver- 
ed into the hands of sinful men and be cruciilod 
and the third day He sliall rise again. It was 
3.1ary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary, tlic r.iother of 
James, and the otiier women that told these things 
unto the Apostles. 

MlI-TOX Y. RiECHAr.D. 



OUR LIT r LI] CONTillSUTOE. 



The FiTXiKiM is always Avelconae in our liouse. 
My mamma takes it and I love to read it so nuich. 
It 'tells us chihlren so many good things for us to 
do that we ought all to read it, and do all the good 
that it tells us. 

AVe ought to be good children when we Iiave 
such good parents. Some of us have good fathers 
and niothcrs to tell us good things. My dear 
papa is dead, but I have such a good mamma that 
I will try and be good like she is. 

"NVhenthc new house for meethig and Sabbath 
sehbolis done, we ought all to go to Sabbath scliool. 

I like to read the Piixjrim and think others 
\\-onld too, so I tried a little and got one subscriber. 
i send the money. 

Ida M. Pj^oi'tz. 

Jjoublc Pipe Creel-. 

Where is Ciod? God is c\ery where Does 
(he adulterer fu- ailultcress know this? 



Prom the Little iSoicer.^ 
XE^\' TESTAxMEXT STOIIY. 



ZACClIErS. 



Have you, dear children, ever heard of Jer- 
icho ? 

" YeSj sir ; very often." 

^^'ill you tell me where it is ? 

" "W^ell, uncle, that is a new question, itiul v/ith 
your pGrmissiou Ave Avill see if Ave can find it — ■'" 

On the map of the United States ? 

" Xo, no ; on the Bible atlas." 

Yery Avcll ; Avhere is it? 

" It is north-cast of Jerusalem, and exactly ovei' 
against Avhere the ri\"er Jordan Avas crossed Ijy the 
Israelites, under Joshua." 

"Well done. 

" But Ave thought you were going to tell us 
about Zacchcus? And what has Jericho to do 
Avith him? Did he blow a ram's horn Avhcn tlie 
walls fell?" 

Don't get impatient. Zacchcus lived in Jeri- 
cho. Jesus entered this city on his jonriioy from 
Galilee to Jerusalem, Avhcre he Avas going to keep 
the Pa&sover. Zacchcus. was a publican, or a tax- 
collector, in the city, but a good man as the story 
goes. 

A great many people ran out into the streets to 
sec Jesus as he passed through. Among them 
was Zacchcus. He Avas a little, short man, and 
could not see Jesus from the crowd ; so he ran be-^ 
fore and climbed a ti'cc, to see him as lie passed. 
I do not sujjpose lie thought that Jesus AA'Ould take 
notice of hiuj. as he passed along. But he Avas de- 
termined, to sec this great preacher, of Avhom the 
pecple talk so much about. 

\V'hen Jesus came to the place he looked up and 
said : " Zacchcus, make haste and come doAvn, for 
I must abide at your house." Hoav Zacclieus 
must haA'c felt as he thought of having so great a 
guest at his table ! It did not take Zacclieus long- 
to get doAvn from the tree. He Avas perfectly 
happy, now. Jesus had spolcen to him; Jesus 
Avas to stay Avith him. Xoav, Zacclieus Avas a rich 
man, but he said to the Lord, " The half of my 
goods I giA'e to tlie poor." Xot many men arc as 
liberal and good to the poor as that. 

He Avas a tax-gatherer, and he migh.t liaA'C ta- 
ken more than he ought ; so he says, " If I haA'e 
taken anything from any man by false accusation, 
I restore to him four times as much." Jesus com- 
mended hira for Avliat he had done. I presume 
the Lord stayed A\"ith him that night. It Avas a 
blessed night to the good man. Salvation came 
to his household as gently as tlie dews descend on 
the mountains. Life tbreA'crnuire Avas opened u]) 
to liim by the Son of Man, wlio came to seek and 
to save that Avhich Avas lost. 



THE PILGKiar 



87 



It 18 dcliglitfiil to liavo Jcs'.is for company. He 
asks us all to como and dhie v.-ith liiir.. "Little 
children may sit at Ins foot and ]e.im lii.s blessed 
AV(«-ds. He is so good, and Icind, and tender to 
oaeii onc._ Tiie story of Zacchous is found in Luke 
xix. ■ It is a beautiful history. Uncle Fmnk. 



EDITOR'S DEPAETMENT, 



the assistance of our friends and contributors. Let 
us Jiaye more Essays, Cluu-eh Xc^ys, Notices of 



OFFEE TO SUiN DA Y-SCPIOOLS 

,. As tJierc arc seyeral ^yho hayo wl-itten to us to 
know on wJiat conditions Aye would furnish the 
PiT.Giiiix for six months for the use of Sunday 
schools,. ;>rejiaye concluded to make the foUowing 
very liberal. offer: 
g^ ""^"^l"' ^^ ""f. fi<ldrcss,.G months, fr.oiu May 1st, !^ (i 00 

25hR»W< ''■■ >a^ ',"■'«■ " !■ g gy 

This- offer is made to Sundn,y Schools oidy, and 
is.so yerylow that it Ayi 11 not more than pay ex- 
penses of material, but as \ye said in the bcginniiig 
our object is to do good, and' Aye arc dcternducd to 
make an effort in that direction. A7iH not our 
Sunday School officers assist us by haA-ing the 
Pilgrim introduced in their schools ? Wc feci 
a,ssured .that the children Ayould be both delighted 
and benefitted by receiying the Piixinni cyery 
Sunday morning, and avc th.ink that the reading' 
matter Ayould be nuicli more iiistructiyc than the 
books noAv used for distribution among the schol- 
ars. Test thething, brethren. Theco9tAyill be 
so trifling that any scholar can afford it, and Ave 
fondly hope the result Avill bo more than satisfac- 
tory. ,^7e ^y(J^ad.be pleased to have the address of 
the. Superii^tendelits of the different Srfiaday 
Schools-. . :",;Oii;i ; ; 



Lovcfeasts, Obituaries,' &c. Nothing AN-orth pn. 
lisliing shall bo lost, and ail Ayi 11 be dealt Avith 
fliii'Iy and honorably. 

All matter intended for immediate in.scrtion 
should reach us by Thursday morning of the Aveek 
prcyious- Those reporting church news etc. Ayill 
please note this, as avc Ayould like to haye our mat- 
ter as fresh as ])ossible. 

Wo haye in to-day's paper, gi^•cn a schedule .pi 
car^timc— hope our friends, and especially miii- 
istcriiig brethren, Avill uot neglect to call Avith us. 
Those coming on the H. & E. T. 11. Poad, Avill 
get off at Marklesburg station, Tlioso coming in- 
tending to i)reach for us, Avill please let us knoAV 
beforehand tliat avc may mal^e the i>roper arrange- 
ments. 



-Dear brother, do- yoii Avant to make a good 

present to a friend? If, so, send $1,00 for complete 
yolume of the PinaniM, 75 cts. fi-om April 1st. ' A 
year's subscription to the PiiXiEUi Ayould be oneoP 
the most valuable presents that you, brother or 
sister, could-make to your friends. It Avould .re- 
mind tlicm Aveekly of the donor; and besides^ you 
might .be .pi^tpi^ijpei^ta,]; in-SQwing the good .seed of 
the Kingdom in their minds. 

——The PiLGEiir, oidy 75 cents from Aprilj 
plete, ^1,00. • ■ .„; , -.- 



, Time docs not Avear out tlie guilt of any sin ' 
lhougli:Joab Avas long reprieved, yet he sh'all bcl 



Pir^orviM Ko. 10 Avas our first paper issued at 
Jam6s Creek, and Avith our oavu press and mater- 
ial, and Ave feel in no Avay ashamed of its appcaa-- 
an&/"m-are happy to say that our press Avorks 
very Avell, and our help is all tlmt" could be de- 
sired.- We must truly say tliat our cnterprisb'im^ 
bepu: attended Avith good luck in every step thus 
fiu-„forAYMcii,w.6 truly feel', thankfiil to our God 
Avhom Ave acknoAvlcdgc to be the author of: it all^ 
and to A^liom Ave subnet ourselvck and labor. Tlie i 
tut.,ff(>^rth of the PiwnuAi depends, much upc*„ 



reckoiicd Ayithatthe last. 



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.MISCEELMEOUS 



.NOTTCE. 



■-aniod! ."> 



Br 



:rc^tnren ^vishing to visit us, on their Avav in- 
and from A Meeting Avi II find Pro. L-eAvi.s LereU 
10 mdes south of Omaha,on the U. P. R l> Tho<^J-^ 
wishing to stop at Brother LcrcAy's, \viil o-et off ,f 
:Gilmore, and thosp^ stopping withrae Avill get „'ff 
at N orth Bend. Tho.so coming,, by dropping,, iS 
lines to cither of us Ayill be conveyed toonr nla v-V 
or to pl^ce of meeting. Tiiere is much need of In'^''- 
bor in this part of the country; 

Yours in love," . . . \ 

J. P. Moo.Af.wi-. 



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KOTICE. 



The District meeting of Middle, Pa., will be held (God 
willing) with the brethereu in the Upper Conawago Con- 
gregation, Adams county, commencing on the 10th of 
May. 

D. 3L nOLSINGER, 

From the Companion.'^ Cok. Sece. 

LOVEFEASTS. 



THE GOSPEL YISITOE. 



Communion meeting on the 12th of June, 1870, in the 
Cerrogorda District, 3lacon connty. Illinois. A general 
invitation is given to all to he with us, especiallj' the min- 
istering brethren. Those coming hj rail road will stop Joff at 
Cerrogorda where there will be conveyances. Be in Cer- 
rogorda by Saturday. By order of the church. 

JoHj; Metsgar. 

Jos. IIexricks. 



Communion meeting cm the 18tli and 14th of May, 1870, 
in the Jerusalem District, on the Sanjoaquin River, San- 
joaquin county. Cal. Brethercn far and near are solicited 
to attend. Bv order of the church. 

GEORGE TTOLF. 
JONATHAN MILLER, 
ANDREW GIBSON, 

Eldeks. 



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E. H. BEUCHLET, 
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ESSAY DEPARTMENT^ 



For tJie Pilarim: 



PROGRESS. 



Dear Pilgrim : — "With your permission I pro- 
pose to take a little pilgrimage with you this 
morning, and if it is congenial ■with your inclina- 
tion we will wallc out into the field of progress. 
This selection was suggested by an observation from 
the vrindow where I am now seated, looking over 
the face of nature, improved and beautified by the 
hand of art. The native forest cleared away, and 
instead of the monotony of crude nature 
there is presented to the eyes of the 
admiring bcliolder, m'cU arranged .enclosures, 
broad acres of cultivated fields, producing vegeta- 
tion for the use of man and his dependents. The 
beautiful grain fields yeilding to the gentle zephj-r 
of a bright May morning, the flowing mead 
clothed in the verdui-e of spring, the pleasant 
groves interspersed, putting forth its tender foli- 
age, and the great variet)"- of fruit trees with their 
vai'iegated bloom indicating the time approaching 
when they will again be laden with their delicious 
fruit. Contemplating this sul)jcct,the mind is car- 
ried back to the time of creation, when the parents 
of our race were placed in the garden, the plant- 
ing of God, eastward in Eden whei'c, by the 
spontaneous providence of God, every thing was 
supplied necessary for the well being and comfort of 
man, and presenting in miniature form the pro- 
gress and perfection to which the world was first ' 
designed, and probably will ultimately be brought '■ 
in the workings of the providence of God. But i 
ala«, how much has the progress in tliat direction ' 



l)9eu retarded in consequence of sin. Sin Avas 
conceived it brought forth death. IMan died 
phisically corruptible, morally depraved, and 
mentally debilitated, and consequently wholly in- 
capaciatod for the accomplishment of the design 
for Avhich ho was created, to embelish the earth, 
to "dress and keep the garden," and though per- 
mitted to "multiply and replenish the earth," their 
progeny vrere feeble and debilitated, helpless and 
dependent, and the " ground was cursed for their 
sake;" hence the necessity of cultivation and pro- 
gress, for the purpose of the developement oi 
the corporeal system. Tlio infant must be care- 
fully nourished, and step by step it progresses 
from one stage to anotlier, from infancy to child- 
hood, from childhood to youth, and then to man- 
hood, fully matured in all his parts, more slow, 
however, is his progress in the improvement of 
his mind. Look at man for instance in his pre- 
ternatural state, Iiaving, lost the image of God, 
and probably lost the language of the Gar-, 
den and hence without intelligible language, for \0^ 
is known that language is purely imitative, and it' 
is affirmed by some that at first, or rather in tliat 
stage of human existence the language was . 
unintelligible. Let that be as it may, we know that 
for centuries it ■\\'as very imperfect and no means 
of commimication other than the personal inter- 
course or rude hieroglyphics, but in-tlic march of 
progress language has been improved and at length, 
reduced to a science less or more perfect. The 
mind of luan expanding, tlie intellect enlarged, 
science after science, invention after invention has 
been introduced, and in tlie use of tlie means ap- 
pointed in tlie kind jirovidcnce of God, great is 
the developement of the resources for the arts 



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and sciences, and doubtless mnch is yet to bo dis- 
covered in -that direction, and while every means 
is souglit and brought to bear upon the improve- 
ment of man phisically and intellectually, it is 
much to be regretted that while tlie means are 
now ample, and tlie effect infinitely more impor- 
tant, the cultivation of man's moral and spiritual 
condition is so much neglected; for while looking 
upon the mass of mankind we discover that so 
very small a proportion even appear to be inaking 
any eifort at all to that end, and when we look at 
the professing part of the human faaiihv', we must 
almost conclude that they are but little better for 
their religion, considering their inconsistency and 
incongmity. But there is one thing that gives 
consolation, that is, that religion is a personal 
matter, and my exercising myself in the use of 
the means, and progressing in divine life, does 
not in the least depend upon another. Whether I 
am, or am not a consistent christian is not affected 
in either Avay by the conduct of my neighbor or 
my brother, ily neighbor may be a Jew, a Pti- 
gan or a Mohammedan, that does not affect me if I 
am indeed a christian, and if a man be " called a 
brother," and is in reality a traitor, it does not 
affect my condition, for although Judas saluted 
Jesus, ho was still no less the Christ. If Paul was 
in peril among false brethren, he was the " ehief- 
est of the Apostles " notwithstanding, and finally 
was caught up to the third heavens, and heard 
words which it \vas not lawful for man to utter. 
And so it is the privilege of all to start from a 
babe in Christ, logo on in the work of Sanctifica- 
tion,adding to their faith, virtue and other graees,un- 
til they shall arrive to the "full stature of manhood 
in Christ Jesus," crucifying the members of this 
earth, perfecting holiness in the face of the Lord. 
I do not mean to say that it is onr privilege to 
arrive to a sanctifieation, or sinless perfection while 
in the flesh, but it is certainly our privilege to 
still progress and reach a very elevated point in 
the scale. " Resist the devil and he will flee from 
you, draw nigh to God and lie will draw nigh to 
j'ou." We should therefore erect irigh our stan- 
dard of piety, and continually strive to reach it. 
This is not only a duty resting upon us, but it 
Avill result greatly to our advantage, for the high- 
er the point to which we arrive while in the time 
of probation, the more glorious the mansion to 
which we shall be admitted in Christ's Royal 
Kingdom in the Father's house, "For in mj 
Father's house there are many mansions, were it 
not so I would have told you, I go to prepare a 
place for you, that where I am ye may be also." 
Nor would I venture to say that progression did 
not continue in the Father's house; reasoning from 
analogy I am inclined to that- opinion, because 
look where we will, into phisical, intellectual, 
architectural, agricultural or moral science, we 



see the impress upon it, progress, 2^>'ogi'css, pro- 
gress, "e. F. Moomaw. 

Bonscwh\ Va, 



Ft)r f7ie Pilgrini. 
WELCO:iIE PILGRIM. 

BY E. n. s. 

All hail tliee, blessed PiLannr, 

Sweet messenger of Love, 
With all tliT glorious laromiscs, 

To lift onr souls above. 

llow anxiously we're waiting 

Each week to see thee come, 
As now thou comest oftener, 

And dost still farther roam. 

Thou guid'st cur footsteps onward. 

Our mind to realms above, 
Where many now are singing 

Svi'eet songs of peace and love, 

Thou bear'st joyous tidings, 

To cheer the downcast soul, — 

To heal the broken-hearted 

And make the sin-sick whole. 

But many 3-et in darkness 

Have never known the way, — 

Have never heard of Jesus, 
Nor of the Judgment Daj'. 

Then onward, onioard, PiLGRijr, 

Press on from pole to polo. 
And bear the gospel tidings 

To every heathen soul. 

And when your race is ended, 

And all your labors done, 
Then all will meet in heaven 

If they the crown have won. / 



For tJie Pilgrim. 



A FRAGMENT. 



BY C. H. BAI.SBAUGH. 



Some of the most common texts of scripture are 
least understood. They are common because they 
stand out so prominently, as a mirror to an un- 
gu%ged depth of meaning underneath. Like the 
most common parts of our bodies, Divine truth 
must have features through which we see God per- 
petually smiling, or frowning. There is nothing 
about us more open and unvailed than, the face, 
and yet who knows the mystery that is hidden 
there ? Who can fathom the depth of the word 
face as it occurs in 2 Cor. 4 : G ? Who has a plum- 



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net line long enough to reach the bottom of that, souls He bought with it, of less moment than the 



little word "so " in John 3 : IG ? Who is ready to 
iucasurc himself by 2 Cor. 8 : 9, and Phil. 2 : 5-8? 
It takes our whole life to learn to knovv^ ourselves 
and to know God, and if we attain the age ofMa- 
thuselah, we scarcely get out of our A. B. C s. 
"\\"c are bo occupied ^^•ith things temporal and seeis, 
that we forget that Christ said, " One thing is need- 
ful. " Oh that Ave could feel the tremendous issue?; 
that depend on our instrumentality ! ^V^hen a ricli 
man invests all his propcrt}- in sonie enterjjrisc, 
we may be sure it is a matter on which he sets a 
high value. Who can estimate the riches of God? 
and yet He gave all He possessed for our redemp- 
tion. The treasury of Heaven was empty when 
Christ hung on the cross. God invested the wealth 
of eternity to make us heirs of everlasting Life. 
We are not our own ; avc are bought with a price, 
r.nd such a price ! And now what . does God ask 
at our hands ? Jesus has finished His work on 
earth, and while Pie is our representative with the 
I'^atlier, we are to be His reiiresentatves with t!ic 
world. Obx what a momentous charge is ours ! 
Jesus has placed the salvation of sinners into our 
hands. Christ worketh hitherto, but only as we 
work. Tiie number of the saved bating such ex- 
ceptions as God sees fit to make, — Avill be the num- 
ber which the church brings to Christ by her la- 
bel's. We are to be co-v/orkers Avith God. All 
power in Heaven and in eartli belongs to Christ, 
but He Avill do nothing save through the church. 
He supplies the means, but aa'c must use them. 
He brings the fish into tlie net, but atc must launch 
out into the deep, let doAvn the net, and drag it to 
the shore. He gives the seed to sow, but we must 
sow it. He gi\-es us fields to reap, but we must 
reap thenj. He is the Bridegroom, " the Head of 
the Avife" but He Avill generate all His sons and 
daughters througli the co-operationof the Bride. 
He will not saA'c those Avhoni Ave let perish. Ho 
far as Ave indulge ourselA'cs, and neglect to extend 
the liglit of Truth, Ave nulliiy the deatli of Christ. 
The Head plans and directs, but the body executes. 
Alas, that so many of our ministers have so con- 
tracted an idea of Avhat God has committed to their 
trust. What numbers in the brotherhood are dead 
and dumb to tlie issues that hang on their world- 
liness, and their indiiierence to the progress of the 
Gospel. Instead of making their Avhole life, in 
its minutest details, a prayer for the fulfillment of 
the petition, " Tlvj Kingdom come," they " live un- 
to them selves, " "lay up treasures up'on earth," 
and exhibit greater concern about market pric- 
es than the extensiou oftlie Redeemer's Kingdom. 
We are making money Avitli the strength He gave 
us, and when made, spend it for vanities or hoard 
it as an idol, pursue our own ends at His expense, 
and instead of Avorking Avitli Him and for him, 
Ave work against Hinicomiting His blood and tlie 



riches tiiat robbers can steal and rust C'onsume. 
i If Ave could look at oursclA'es as standing before 
i\\Q. Throne of God, Avith our Avhole life measured 
by the life of Jesus, Avhat shame and confusion 
Avould coN'cr many faces. 



For the nUjriiii. 



RUTH 



BY BROTHEK EIDGBLY. 



HoAV the soul springs up, as it Avere, to meet 
the lips that, in sincerity, prouounce that Avord. 
Ho\v mauy liearts are made glad with the knowl- 
edge that a loved one speaks jrvih, and can be re- 
lied upon. The fond mother clasps her hands in 
humble thanksgiA'ing as she hears her child speak 
out boldly, that Avhich she knows can not be false. 
HoAA^, then, must our HcaA'cnly Father rejoice 
Avhen His children " shame the dcA'il '" by speak- 
ing God's praise aboA'c all earthly things. We 
grope through this life in darkness, A'ainly seek- 
ing a path that will lead us into the light, until 
truth daAvns upon us and joy springs up in our 
souls as Ave hear the glad cry : " Behold the light." 
HoAV bitter the disap^^ointment should tliat voice 
deceive. But no, truth, speaks and aa'C knoAV 'tis 
light. 

Behold, Ave sec a friend in danger ; one Avord 
from us Avould save him. But that Avord is un- 
spoken, and he is lost. Is this the truth ? Alas, 
I fear not. We have refused the Avarning, and 
our light is dim. We only "hold our peace;" 
but by speaking, perhaps a soul might be saA-ed, 
and Avhat joy iu heaA"en, what a holy peace Avitli- 
iu ourselves there Avould be, had Ave exten- 
ded a saA'ing hand. Believe me, it is more pleas- 
ant to ourseh'cs if Ave ahcays sjwak the truth. 

-There arc more Avays of making Truth kuoAvn 
than by speaking. We can live it. A\^e make 
professions, and if they are not kept, Ave leave our- 
seh'es open to the charge, and a truthful one, too, 
of IhniKj a He. Hoav bitter the feeling Avithin our 
breasts Avhcn aa'c recognize the fact that Ave have 
fallen short of Avhat avc should liaA'e been. EA'ery 
act that is not in accordance Avith Avhat avc profess 
is a falsehood. Hoav uecessaiy, then, that Ave 
should keep our lamps of truth well trimmed and 
brightly burning, that no man can accuse us of be- 
ing false to our professions. Hoav -happy avc feel 
if Ave can look back upon a day of Avearying toil, 
perhaps of disap]5ointments, and say to oui-seK-es, 
" Avell done, good serA'ant, thon hast liA'ed out the 
truth nobly to-day." It is the blessed privilege 
of the christian that he has the right to say such 
cheering Avords to his soul. We can lay ourselves 
down iu peace, and rest. Xo cares can (hen drive 



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slumber from our eyes, for all is calm coutent- 
mciit within. 

The great Book of Truth is given to U;; for a 
guide. Strive, my brethren, to so live tliatriio 
jiidgraent can be entered up against us, from its 
sacred pagesv- i\>ye,,. let us lit^e and speak the (ruth 
as we find it in the Bible,- and our '• light vvill so 
shine that ineir ^vill sec our good Avorks and glo- 
rify our Father who is iff heaven," and then, when 
the last trump shall sound, we Avill hear the cheer- 
ing words from the Lord,. ''"' enter into the rest 
prcjjared for you from the beginning of the world." 

Chicajo, ill. 

__ YGUTH^g DEPARTMENT. 
peomptiing ot? conscience. 



AVliy is thy countenar.ee sad, seeing tliou art not sick, 
this is notliins else but sorro-w of heart. — Nchemiah 32. 

■ Dearly loved aiid much respected young friends, 
I feel to address a few thonglits to you on the sad- 
ness of your minds, through the medium of the Pil- 
grim, presuming that it makes regular pilgrimages 
to your families, and that you love to enjoy its 
company awhile alone in your private rooms, but 
as you knovv' it is yet small, and may v.-eii ask : 
" By whom shall Jacob arise, because he is small," 
I must be brief, and cannot go into a detail of the 
circumstances which gave rise to the text that 
stands at the head cf this article, but must at once 
approach 3-ou in the application of it. My dear' 
friends, M'hj do you feel sad, sometimes so very 
sad, seeing you arc not sick. There is no visable 
cause why you should be so. You are M-ell cir- 
cumstanced, some of you arc ver}' favorably cir- 
cmustanced iu life. Your kind pareiits have done 
much for you. They have made you comfortable, 
they have provided for you pleasant and comfort- 
able homes, they have cared for your moral and 
intellectual culture, so that you are neitlier rude 
iior vulgar, and need not be ashamed of your con- 
duct. Many of 3'ou have the convenience for going 
to meeting, and visiting respectable society, and 
in turn recieve tlaom pleasantly, using as your 
own, the convej-ance your kind parents pennitcd, 
jK)U. You also knov/ that j'ou are loved and re- 
spected by your parents, and kind friends, and 
prayed for by your holy and God-fearing friends 
who visit your parent's house. Yet, notwith- 
standing, you are sad, and sometimes very sad. 
Can you assign a cause, seeing you are not sick ? 
!My dear friends, when }'0U' feel sad, vrhether 
you are sick or v,'ell,-*t is nothing else but sorrov,' 
of heart. A godly sorrow worketh reperitcncc to 
salvation. Mucli as dear parents and kind frielids 
love you, Jesus, fl;e lovely Jesus, loves you more 



dearly than all others* combined. He is your 
friend that sticketh closer than a brother, and 
can do you more good than all your friends, and 
that you may be happy, and live and reign witjs 
hitn forever. He suix'ered tlio igaiominious death 
on tlie cross. He says, " Greater love hath no 
man than tbAa, that a man lays down his life fo? 
his friends." This Jesus did for yon. He did, that 
you need not eternally clie, and says, " Ye are my 
friends, if ye do vAatsoevcr I command you." 
This you have fliiled to do. For he commanded 
}'ou to love God with all the heart, soul, mind 
and strength. But you have loved some things 
of this world more than God. He says we shall 
love oitr uciglibors as ourselves, but you have 
lovcfr yourselves, f&sv fine clothes ancl pleasant 
homes, and smerry companions more than God, or 
your neighbor. He commands children to obey 
their parents in the Lord, but you have often dis- 
obeyed them. Again he coiumands you to seek 
the Kingdom of God, and His riglitcousness first, 
but j'ou are seeking the 'T\'oldd with its pleasures, 
and. fashions first, and neglecting the other. 

Jesus your true friend and Saviour kno^ving• 
that if you continue iu yotlr disobedience, you will 
render yourself unhappy for ever ; unwilling that 
you shall perish in your sins. He in the Spiiat 
stands at the door of your feeart and knocks to 
have you kno'iV he still loves you, and is grieved 
at your d;sol)cdienc towards Him. Your soul 
feels this, your heart is filled with sorrov,^, and you 
feel sad. 

If yoti disobey, disregard, and disrespect }'oui' 
parents and l-:iud friends, and pay no regard for 
their feelings, Avhen you know that it grieves 
them, if you are not lost to all self-respect, you 
cannot feel otherwise than sad, v^'hen you think of 
your conduct. 

Jesus being thus grieved at your disobedience 
toward his commands, disrespecting and disregard- 
ing all the love He has shown yo.tt, reveals all 
the knowledge of it to you, filling your heart with 
sorrow, and you are sad. Love Plim, obey (dl His 
commandments, and He Avill turn all 3'our sor- 
row and sadness into love, joy and peace iu the 
Holy Spirit. 

I remain your friend. 



D. 



Double Pipe Creek. 



For the Pilt/rim.'] 
THE WELCOME HOME. . 



How 5^veet the V\"clcome homo, Avhen this short 
life is over, if we but hold out faithful while on 
our pathvrtiy here, although we meet with many 
tri;'.ls in almost every step wo take, yet we must, 
stil! look i'lrward, hoping that it may still gro\v 



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better unto tlie eiul. Tiiere are some on earth v/lio 
think there is noplace.likc home. Wc go from our 
homes a slmrt time, a month or a year, and when 
our time is expired wo arc h>!)ging to get baek 
again, and look forward with fond autieipation to 
fhc time -when we shall meet those dear ones wliom 
we love. If such be tjie meeting on earth, what 
v.'ill it be in heaven? Dear friends we must not 
forget to think of that briglit home Yi'hicli oufdear 
Saviour has prepared for all His children. 0, 
Vvlien we meet there, it will be never to part, and 
after promising us such a bright and happy home, 
why should we not try and be faithful until the 
end? I so often think of the severe punishment 
of poor sinners, and do wisli that their sins would 
crowd around them and bring them to a sense of 
their duty, that they might show tlieir faith and 
love by doing good works, and wholy lean on 
Jesus. Susie ComrEX. 



CORRESPONDENC: 



E 



Beotheu Brumbaugh : — I wrote you on the 
25th. of April, and shall now inform "the readers 
(jf the Pilgrim of my journey till the 20tli. of 
May. Had two evening meetings the 25Lh. and 
26th. of April in the liagerstown congrcgtion, 
well attended and good order — had reason to be- 
lieve that some were corivinced of the necessity of 
iierving God. The morning of the 27th,, vras taken 
to Cambridge cit}' by brother Solornan Eovrnian, 
took the train at 10:40 A. M., speeded onward by 
the iron horse, arrived at Indianapolis, the capitol, 
at 1 P. III., 20 minutes too late for train to Lafay- 
ette. Plad to wait 7 liours in a strange place, not 
a living soul that I knew, lienco I got very lone- 
ly— tlioiight of the vanity of num, roiieeted upou 
the time wlien the bustling, tumult, and turmoil of 
this vain -world shaJl have to be closed forever. 
The city claims 75,000 inhabitants. Being inform- 
ed tliat no brethren lived near Lafayette I did not 
stop there, but went on to Cerrogorda, arrived there 
at tlie specified time, was met at the station by sev- 
eral brethren, who live in town, and kindly cared 
for as I needed rest, being all night on the ears. 
At 10 o'clock our loving brother John Metzgar 
came and took me to his house one mile from town, 
liad pleasant and interesting conversation, I knew 
Iiiin for a number of years. This was the 28th., 
had meeting at 5 P. M., and also the 29th. at 10 
A. ]M. and at 4 P. M. It being a throng time, 
and in the week, the congregation was chielly com- 
posed of members and their children ^7ho!u I am 
glad to say, mostly belong to the church. The 
church there is in a thriving condition and had 
an atldition of about 30 members. T>cft that place 
on tlie morning of the 30th., came to Jetfcrson co. 
atS:10 P. M., and aia .now liere virhing riglit 



among mj' friends. June tlie 1st., had two meet- 
ings in their mccting-house, "well attended and hope 
good impressions have been niaile. I am still well 
and tliank God and tal-:e courage. Slore anon. 

Leonard furry 



Dear Editors ; — Since my last rejiort of churcrr 
news iroin" our arm of tlie brotlierliood, the Ark of 
God has been steadily' inoviug forward, borne up- 
on the shoulders of those set apart, and dedicated 
for that purpose, closely follo^\'ed and surrounded 
by God's Israel. Quite a number have come out on 
the Lord's side, and have enlisted under the blood 
stained banner ofthe Cross ; having dedicated them- 
selves to Christ, the Head ofthe Church, by the 
most holy ordinance of baptism. Since Jan. 1st. 
up to the present, betv/een forty and fifty r.ave 
cast their lot with the people of God. 

The PiEGRiM is being very well received, and 
]^ gaining favor -with the church. The only ob- 
jection to it is, that it is too small, but we patiently 
look forward to the time 'when it will be enlarged. 
Since your proposition to send the Pii.gr-im from 
April 1st, for a stipulated sum, sister Katie Riech-' 
ard sent yon two subscribers from our ofiSce, I 
send you an additional name. 

Yours fraternally,' 

V. ElECnARD. 

Manor Clutrch, Bid. 

_ ^ EDITOE' g DEPAETMENT. 

SABBATPI EVENING^ 



Sabbath evening, how reluctantly v;e meet it. 
HoAv swiftly the mojnents have gone by ; sweet 
moments of rest for the vrearied and toil worn' 
body. They have gone, forever gone ; and as the 
sun sinks into tiie gloAving western liorizon, hid- 
ing out of sight its briglit sjuiling face, so the joy- 
ful, hopeful scenes ofthe day have forever passed 
away, leaving behind only the pleasing recollec- 
tions ^yhieh it lias afforded ; and another Aveck of 
toil and care will soon be upon us. But these' 
arc needful in this life, and we no doubt may feel- 
prepared for tlie cmcrgciity ; our bodies have been 
rofreslied, and our touls have been fed with di- 
vine food, our hopes have been briglitened for the 
never ending liapjjj' scenes of a glorious immor- 
tality. vVnd no-w, ere the day has entirely rolled 
into tlic past, we propose to have a little friendly 
talk A\ith you, dear readers of tiic Pilgrim. This 
evening we are somewhat lonel}' ; wife having 



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gone home to see her sick moilior, ,which leaves 
an unpleasant vacancy in the family eireic, and as 
the PlLGiini family is gro^viu.e- pi'clry largo, -\ve 
feel like entering tLa± circl. 

With many of you, "".vo have lormea a veiy pkas- 
aiit and agreeable acquaintance, and have learned 
to love you dearly as christian brethren and sis- 
ters. Ee not surprised, therefore, at our familiar- 
ity, for vre look upon you all as our true and inti- 
mate friends, to whom we feci at liberty to reveal 
our thoughts, and expose our actions, with our 
motives. 

Y{c have taken hold of this Pilgrim- enterprise 
in good faitli, as Yi"ell as all who are connected 
with it, and to you we have already pledged our 
iidelity, which pledge we ho^ie to make good. 

It is cei'tainly a very happy privilege v/e enjoy, 
thus to communicate T^'itli each other, not with 
feelings of bitterue.ss and revenge, but with mo- 
tives of love and christian regard. We feel bound 
to all of our brethren and sisters, by ties stronger 
even than tliose of nature, therefore we feel di^s- 
posed to cultivate the principle of love and union _ 
among us, for by these we may know that we ai-e 
the accepted people of the Lord. There lia.s, du- 
ring the fev,- last yeai-.*, some dark spots manifes- 
ted themselves in our church, on account of a de- 
iiciency in those principles and virtues, let us 
therefore be sociable, kind and forgiving. TTe 
have sometimes thought, and with much sorrow, 
too, that we could discover a grovdng coldness and 
indifference springing up among us. My breth- 
ren, these things ought not to be, for if we can- 
not agree and dwell sociably together in this 
world, how can vre expect to meet in that bright 
and glorious kingdom where all is love and peace ? 
To-day om- church assembly was about two 
miles from our house. The morning being wet 
and unpleasant, we nevertheless started out through 
the rain, and soon arrived at the place," where 
we met bro. H. B. B., our co-laborer, with a small 
number of our brethren and friends, whom we be- 
lieved came with good intentions, as the circum- 
stances seemed to show, and v\dth this confidence 



set about the work with 'all commandable earnest- 
ness, (for it was our lot to act the part of mini'Ttcr 
to-day.) We endeavored to show up the charac- 
ter and attributes of the soul; its wants, its capac- 
ities, its comprehensiveness, and its final destina- 
tion, which, by the way, when rightly done, is no 
small achievement • we hold no claim, however', 
to having done tliis to-day. 

After the services, v<'e stopped and dined with 
our dear parents, who are both well and heart)-, 
and like all good parents, they love to have their 
children, all with them. How savory the meal 
spread by a kind mother's hand ! How comforting 
the words of encouragement and advice given by 
a loving father ! O, could they always be with us ! 
but this canuot.be in this world, soon they or we 
must pass over the dark river, but the hope is 
comforting that we may meet again on the other 
side, amid those scenes of never ending bliss in our 
Father's Kingdom. G. B. 



A:><rSWERS TO PATROXS. 



Eld. Jacob Beekey : You did send 82,00 
for PiLGEiii and VisUor for PhiKp AVelsh, Gosh- 
en, lud., and the name was forwarded to Visitor 
office. "\^Tiy they did not come we do not know. 
Publisher of Visitor vrill please send from begin- 
ning of the year. Bro Berkey will please let us 
know irom what otfice he sent subscribers and 
then we will loiow who has not'paid. 

Eld. D. p. Saylee : Your contribution s 
are oh: file. We, like Joseph, are preparing for a 
famine — hope we maj' not have to experience it, 
but good com will not spoil. If the Spirit dic- 
tates an}-thing good, please do not with-hold. 

To Maxy : We do not send the Gospel Visi- 
tor trom our office. Those wishing them both 
will send us S2 00 and we M'ill forward the name 
to the publisher of Visitor who will send it to sub- 
scribers as designated by us. 

C. H. Balsbaugh : PiLGiM Xo. 10, the fii-st 
issue at James Creek, on account of fixing up, was 
behind time, and to get out as soon as possible the 
in their zeal, and the burden qf duty upon u.s, we : proofs were not revised — hence the errors. Please 



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excuse and we vr'ill be more careful hereafter. Yfe 

here siibjoiii the errata as given by 3-onrself : 

Eesata. — In PiLGRiii Xo. 10, fii-st page, first 
column, 10th Ime froai the bottom, read variefy 
for rariety ; in second column, 4th line from the 
top, read the for an ; in Sd column, page 74, ■27th 
line from toj:), read executive for extensive ; in the 
same column, 17th line from the bottom, read hid 
for his ; in tlie same column, 3d line from the 
bottom, for the gain, road one grain. 



GLE.O'INGS. 



Shileyseitx;, P_.v., May 0th, 1870. 

Editors Filgrim : 

DsAB Beothees : — 

Enclosed find fifty cents the balance for 
one }-ear. I hope that your effort may be a suc- 
cess, and that the patronage extended you may be 
sufficient to enable you to perpetuate your noble 
piirpose. I may, if life and health is spared me, 
contribute some articles for your columns. 

Fraternally, 

.Joii:% LvTZ. 

Thank you, dear brother. Wo accept it as 

quite a commendation to the Pilgrim, to receive. 

' such favorable testimonies from an old editor like 

yourself." W^e will gladly give you room in our 

columns — hope to hear from you soon and often. 



Dear Brother: — I received the PfLGRi'.r 
No. 9. also back Nos. for which we feel very 
thankful. We are vrell pleased v^'ith it, and had 
we known for certain that it vvas being published 
we would have subscribed for it long before this. 
I have not read all yet, but looked through them 
and was so well pleased that I showed Xo. 9- to 
several brethren to-day, and they seemed to like 
it much, in short I will say that the PiEGRUt is 
altogether lovely, and since I am so well pleased 
with it I shall act as agent. I will do my part 
in getting subscribers. I am the only one in this 
part of the country, I will therefore see how many 
I can get for the lovely Pilgrim. 

Joseph D, Xeiie. 

Thank you, dear brother, for the interest you 
seem to take in behalf of tlie Pilgrim — hope you 
may succeed in raising a large club. All that is 
necessary to give the Pilgrim a large circulation 
is energy and action on the part of our agents and 
friends. Let not your efforts be limited to mem- 
bers, but show it to your neighbors and friends. 
We believe that we are laborino' in the cause of 



Christ and therefore desire that our territory may 
bo unlimited. There are ouite a number belono;- 
ing to other denominations in cur own neighbor- 
hood, and where we arc best knov.'n, takinj^ tl e 
Pilgrim, vrhich we think speaks favorably of us 
as editors, if nothing more, but v.-e believe it is not 
ouly oa account of rc.:-pect that tliey have for xib as 
citizens that they take it, but an interest in the 
cause of Jesus wlsich we are trying to promulgate, 
with no partial feelings toward any. Our desire 
is tliat all may bo saved. For tiiis v,-e labor, for 
tliis we nrav. 



MISOELLANEOUS. 



Our Lovcfeast in the Sry Valley meeting-house, 
Mifiliu Co., Pa., will be on the 20th. of May, com- 
mencing at 1 o'clock, P. M. Preachijig also the 
21st. in the forenoon. The usual invitation is 
given. 

Jacob Mohlee 

Please notice that vro, the Brethren composing 
the Lost Creek Branch, intend, the Lord willing, 
to hold a Lovefeast on i\\Q 26th. and 27th. of May 
at tlie Goodwill Meeting-house, 10 miles East of 
Mifflin station, and 8 miles from Thomsoutown, 
commencing at 1 o'clock P. 31. A general invita- 
tion is given. By order of the church. 



MAEllIED. 

GRAHAM— HESS— On the Sd inst., by ElcIcrD. P. Say- 
ler, at the residence of the bride's parents, friend Petek 
I. GsAiLiM, and sister CATnARiNE A., second daughter of 
brother Jacob Hess, both of Carroll county, Md. 

ROOP— SULLEVAN— On the 5th inst., by the same, at 
his residence in Double Pipe Creek, Frederick co., Md., 
broUier JACOB Roop and Miss MjUiy E. Sttllevax, 
both of Carroll county, 5Id. 

HARDMAN— KEAGTEISE— On the 34th of April, 18T0, 
by A. Bowers, "VYilliajt A. Hardman, to Sliss Mary 
Ak:n Keagtrise, both of Bedford co., Pa. 

GUYER— MOCK— On the 26th of April, 1870. by the 
same, 'ilr. Adam A. Gdyep. to Jtliss jMollie A. Mock, 
both of Bedford county. Pa. 

DIED. 



HUFF — Suddenly of paralysis, at tlie residence of her son, 
our esteemed friend Lciivis Hufi; in Roanoak county, 
Va., on Saturday night, April oCth, 1870, Sister Polly 
Huff, a mother in Israel, in the 75th year of her age. 
She had been for many years a consistent christian, and 
fell asleep without pain with a hope brightening in the 
prospect of a blessed immortality. Fnneral services by 
the writer and others froni ,Tolm t4th chapter, first para- 
graph, B. F. ^too-vfAW. 



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THE PILGRIM. 



NOTICE. 



The District meeting of Micidle, Pa., -niil lie lielcl (God 
v,'illii>g) -witli (he bretlieren iu the Uiiijer Cona'u'ao-o Con- 



THE PILGRI5I. 



May. 

From {lie Com.pamon.^ 



D. :j. holsixger, 

Cor. SEcr.. 



LOVEFEASTS. 



Commimir.ii meeting on the 13th of Jniic, 1870, in the 
Ccrrogorda District, 3Iacoa county, Illinois. A general 
invitation is given to all to be with us, cspeciall.y the min- 
istering brethren. Those coming byrail road will stop oft" at 
Cerrogorda y, here there v.ii! be conveyances. Be in Ccr- 
rogorda by Saturday. By order of the church. 

JOHX Metsg^vp.. 

Jos. HZSKICKS. 



Communion meeting on the 13th and 14lh of ZJay, 1870, 
in the .lenisalem District, on the Sanjoaqnin Iliver, San- 
joaquin county, Cal. Brethcren far and near are solicited 
to attend. Bv order of the church. 

, GEOEGE TTOLF, 
JONATHAN ]\riLLER, 
ANDREW GIBSON, 

Eldebs. 



The next Annual Meeting v\ill be held in the Brethren's 
meetinghouse, 4 miles north of the city of Waterloo, Black 
Hawk county, loTva, and will begin on Tuesday after Pen- 
ccost, June 7lh next. 

E. H. BEUCHLEY, 

s. 31. :myers, 

Prom the. Companion.'] Cor Secr's. 



TJie Pilgrim, only 75 cents from April 

1st, or eighty cents from Xo. 2. Volume com- 
plete, |1,00. 

■ -rrtli'T'^ 

P. C. R. R., & H. & B. T. R. R. TIME-TABLE. 



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Tiie PiLGr.iM, edited and published bv Brum- 
baugh Bro's., is a Christian joiu-nal, devoted to 
Religion, Moral Eeform, Domestic Xcvrs of tiie 
Chiu'cli, Correspondence, -\Iarriages, Obituaries 
tte. The Pilgktm will be burdened vrith invig- 
orating food for mind and soul, aiming to be truly 
Ghristiau, and having for its purpose Es.SE>"Tial, 
Bible Truths. It will advocate, in the spirit of 
love and liberty, the principles of true ChrLstianitv, 
and shall labor for the promotion of peace and 
unity among us as brethren ; the encouragement 
of the pilgrim on his vray to Zion; the conversion 
of sinnei*s, and the instruction of our children — 
carefully avoiding cverytliing that may have a 
tendency tovrards disunion or sectional feelines. 
The PiLGKiM will be published on good pai^er, 

neyv type, and in gootl stvde, and will be issued 
every week. 

TEEMS : 

Single copy 1 year, payable in advance, $ 1 00 
Eleven copies (the eleventh for Agent), 10 00 
Any number above eleven at the same rate. 
Address, H. B. BELTNIBArGH, 

James Creek, 
Himtingdon co., Pa. 

OFFER TO SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 



For the accommodation of our friends who may feel dis- 
posed to give us a call we give the car time at Huntingdon 
pn the P. C. &B. T. R. R.. 

Passenger trains on the P. C. R. R. leave Himtingdon 
as fellows : 

E.A.STWARD : 

Harrisburg Aecom 9:05 a. m. 

Mail 4:36 p. m. 

Da}- Express 8:^6 a. m. 

WESTWARD. 

Cincinnati Express 6:26 a. m. 

Way Passenger 12:32 a. m. 

Phiia. Express 7:37 a. m. 

Mail ,. . 5:40 p. m. 

Broad Top trains leave and arrive at Himtingdon as fol- 
lows : 

LEAVE. ARRIVE. 

Accom o:8o p. m. 9:28 a. m. 

Express 8:00 a. m. 4:'iO p. m. 



MARKELSBURG. 

rP TEATKS : 



Accom. leave 
Mail " 



Accom. leave 
Mail 



6:18 p. m. 
8:41 a. m. 



DOWN traj:ss. 



8:41 a. m. 
3:33 p. m. 



As there are several who have written to ns to know on 

what conditions we would furnish the PiLORrsi for six 

months for the use of Sunday Schools, we have concluded 

to make the following very liberal offer : 

15 copies to one addi-ess, 6 months, from May 1st, $ 6 00 
20 " '• ■• " ■ " "7 00 

25 " " " " '• " 8 33 

This offer is made to Sunday Schools only, and is so , 
very low that it will not more than pay expenses of ma- 
terial, but as we said in ihe beginning our object is to do 
good, and we are determined to make an effort in that di- 
rection. WUl not our Sunday School officers assist ns by 
having the PrLGRni introduced in their schools ? The 
cost is so ti-ifiing that any scholar can afford it, and we 
fondly hope that the residt will be more than satisfactory. 

The Gospel Visitor and PiLGRm sent together for $2,00. 

P. S. — Those accepting this oifer wiU not count in onr 
Club Terms. Any jicrson wisliing the Pelgrim and not 
ha'^ing the money now, may send on their names and pay 
for it when more convenient. Subscriptions ma^- be sent 
at any time, and back numbers will be sent as long as we 
can supplv them. 

HOW TO REMIT :— Checks or drafts for large amounts 
are the safest. Postal Orders, made payable at Hunting- 
don, are also perfectly safe. Where neither of these can 
be had in may be sent in registeerd letters. Small amounts 
can be remitted by letter, if put in carefully and well sealed. 







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KO. 13. 



ESSAY DEPAETMENT. 

For tJie Pilorim. 
THE GOOD OLD WAY. 



" Thus saith tlis Lord, ' stand ye in the ways, and see, 
and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walli 
tlierein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they 
said, we will not walk therein.' " — Jbk. C : IS. 

The good way is that which has been trodden 
by the saints from the beginning; it is the old 
way of faith and holiness. Believe, Love and 
Obey is the good old way. Let iis inquire for it, 
and walk in it, but as the text says, " Thus saitli 
the Lord, ' Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask 
for the old paths, where is the good way.' " It is 
not only our privilege but our duty to enquire of 
others for precedents to go by. (Song. 1 : 7-8 — 
1 Thes. 2 : 14.— 2 Cor. 9 : 2.) Let us observe 
the methaphor : A traveler is going to a certain 
place, is a stranger, has never traveled that way 
before ; he conies to a place where the road divides 
into paths, or roads, he knows not which to take, 
is afraid of going astray, looks this way and that 
way, but cannot tell which is the right one ; he 
enquires of one he meets there who ha.s gone that 
way before, gets proper directions, proceeds on his 
journey, and arrives safely at the place of his des- 
tination. 

And whereas the Lord Jesus has commanded 

his disciples (which I hold embraces all his true 
preachers down to the end of time), to teach all 
nations, (Mat. 28 : 19,) and to teach the gospel to 
every creature ; (Mark Ifi : 15-16,) and that re- 
pentance and remission of sins should be preached 
in his name among all nations, etc. ; (Luke 24 : 
49,) and the apostle saith, "hath cometh unto us 
the words of i-econciliation," (2 Cor. 5 : 19-20), 



and has charged Tiraotliy to preach the word, 
(2 Tim. 4 : 1—2.) There are different opinions 
prevailing among the brethren as to the method 
of carrying out this command. Some holding one 
meeting at one place for a sermon once in two or 
four weeks is all sulScient. Others hold it ought 
to be more frequent, and at special times there 
should be preaching at one place for several days 
and nights in succession. The object of this arti- 
cle is to stand in the way, and ask for the old 
path, the good old way, that we may walk therein. 
This is what the advocates of these different 
ways propose to do. Those who hold and sup- 
port the two, four, eight, or even sixteen weeks 
system. Some stand in the ways trod by our dear 
and almost venerated brethren Mack, and con- 
temporaries, and cite them as precedents to govern 
them in their ministerial duties, and hold a seri- 
ous of meetings for preaching at one place, a de- 
parture from the old way, and a borrowing from 
a popular and corrupt Christianity, and such hold 
it an innovation of the cherished, true, and loved 
ways of our dear old brethren. I 

Ys'^hile I am standing to see the way, and to ask 
for the old paths, I am ready to accord to our dear 
old pioneers : well done good and faithful servant, 
you have been faithful under your surrounding- 
circumstances, in doing the very best yoxt, could do ; 
and while you are enjoying the rest of your la- 
bors, you will not be grieved if I stand in the 
way and look anterior to your days of hard labor 
and toil, and enquire of those who have gone over 
the same road before you, for the older way still. 

I read, " but he went into the synagogue and 
spoke boldly for the space of three months, dis- 



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puting and persuading the things concerning the 
Kingdom of God. But where divers were liard- 
eued and believed not, but spoke evil of that 
way before the multitude, he departed from tliem, 
and separated the disciples, disputing dailv in the 
school of one Tyraunus. And this continued by 
the S2:iace of two years, so that all they Avho dwelt 
in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both 
Jews and Greeks.''- — Acts_19 : 8 — 10. "Therefore 
watch, and remember that by the space of three 
years I ceased not to warn every one night and 
day with tears." — Acts 20: 31. This, dear pil- 
grim brother, I hold to be the older way, the 
only true and successful way to preach the gospel. 
If I wished to cite uninspired authority, I might 
show by " Clement," that Peter the apostle's plan 
was, to send messengers before him to the place 
he intended to come to preach, and announce that 
he would tarry three months, and at the end of 
that time would baptize as many as three thou- 
sand 1 )elievers. But let this inspired testimony be 
sufficient. 

I said it is the only true and succ^sful way to 
preach the gospel. Common observation proves 
it to the satisfaction of every unbiased observer. 
There can be no case refei-red to where faithful, 
continued preaching has ever done any harm to 
any one. But many eases can be given where the 
neglect of it has proved disastrous so the cause of 
Christ. Let a few cases suffice : Some years ago, 
traveling in company with another brother on a 
ministerial tour, coming to a place where we ob- 
' served good might be done by a proper effoii be- 
ing made ; we advised the elder, he saw it, knew 
it, and was ready for it, but was afraid of the dd 
wai/. The Baptist came along, preached a week 
or two, and gathered in the surrounding commu- 
nity, all of which the brethren might 'have done, 
had they walked in the old imy in which St. Paul 
walked. An old Catholic man heai-ing a brother 
preach, became convinced of the error of Catho- 
licism, and of the need of a Saviour for salvation, 
and became much distressed. But tl.clrother left 
him, he had business in Philadelphia, and went 
there to transact it. The Catholic, being in a re- 
ligious stress of mind, was taken by his friends to 



a meeting held Ijy the " United Brethren." He 
resolved to serve God in that way ; but had re- 
ceived enough truth from the brother to know 
that ho, as a believer, must be baptised ; they 
agreed to do it; the v-riter standing an the banlc 
of the stream on a very cold, blustering February 
day vfhen he went into the water to be immei-sed. 
And when asked by the minister, '"' Brother, what 
is your mode for baptism ? " ansswcrcd " On wy 
knees three times foncard ." He has since gone to 
try the realities of an eternal world. 

All these cases, with manj-, ver}- many similar 
ones that could be given, the brethren might have 
gathered into the fold by useing legal gospel 
means. 

The argument tlie brethren offer against it is, 
" they have the Scriptures, let them search for 
themselves, and if they had had the right spirit, 
they would not have gone that way." This will 
not do. It is our business, brethren, to see that 
they get the right spirit, by preaching to them 
the pure gospel. For faith cometh by hearing, and 
hetiring by the word of God. But how can they 
believe in Him of whom they have^ never heard, 
and how shall they hear without a. preacher? 
Therefore it has pleased God through the foolish- 
ness of preaching, to save them that believe. It 
is true they have the Scriptures, but if they must 
by themselves work themselves into conviction, 
conversion, and rejientance, without mmisterial 
aid, we had as well lay our ministerial privations 
by, and go to some other employment. The com- 
ing forth in a natural birth must be attended to 
with care, for the least mistake will prove disas- 
trous, and very often fatal. The spiritual birth 
is compared to a mustard seed, a very sincdl seed, 
and bruigs foi'th a very small and tender plant, 
which is easily trodden under foot. Brethi-en, 
follow up impressions, and prayerfully watch the 
early coming forth. " Preach the word, be in- 
stant in season, out of season," and the Lord will 
bless the labor of vour hand. 

D. P. Sa^-lee. 



Do XoT Do It. — Do not speak a harsh, unkind 
word, and thus make sad the heart of another. 
Speak gently ; it is better. 



THE PILGRIM. 



99 



For (he Filfjrim.'^ 



A BEC4I2;NING. 



There are many persons who have a desire for 
.salvation, but do not know vrhere to begin. Their 
couscieiieos are awakened ; a load of sin bears heav- 
ily upon tliom; they appear to have a knowledge 
of tlieir duty, and their desire is to become chris- 
tiaus, but they do not know vdiere to begin. 

In any undertaking in this life, there must be 
a beginning, so in the ^york of Salvation; there 
must be a change from a standing still to a mov- 
ing. When we have a knowledge of our duty, 
and have a desire to perform it, we must not 
sit still ; we must make a beginning. But wliere 
do wc make a beginning in forsaking sin and the 
world? We do it when we first in sincerity pour 
out our heart in prayer to God. 

When we desire to erect a building there must 
be a beginning ; the first piece of material must 
be prepared Xoah was one hundred and twenty 
years in building the ark, yet there was a time 
when the first piece belonging to that vast struc- 
ture W0.S prepared. The temple of solomon was a 
large building, yet there was a day when the first 
stone was laid. Thus it is in erecting our spirit- 
ual bouse — a house eternal in the Heavens. We 
must make a beginning, and that is when we first 
pour out our heart to God in prayer. 

There are many who no doubt desire salvation, 
aud want to know what to do. There are 
those who are burdened with a heavy load 
of guilt, yet know not how to begin to divest 
themselves of it. Jesus says, " come unto me all 
ye that labor and are heavy laden aud I will give 
)^ou rest."' Yes, go to Jesus this very day, aud 
entreat him in prayer to save your soul. Tell 
Him that you rely upon His promise wliero He 
has said, " Him tliat comcth unto me I will in no 
wise cast out." Tell Him that you are a sinucr, 
and that you come relying upon liis own invita- 
tion. Tell Him how poor, how needy, and hov/ 
<lcpendent you are. Tell Him that you put your- 
self entirely in His hands, and tliat you expect to 
be saved tlirough Him. Ask Plim to deliver you 
from the power and consequences of sin. Ask 
Hini to pardon you of all your sius and wash y.ou 
in His blood. Ask Him to give you a new hcm-t 
and the influence of the Holy Spirit. Ask Him 
to give you grace, will, faith and power to serve 
Him. Sinner, go at once with tins frame of mind 
to the Lord Jesus Christy if you desire to be saved. 

He is willing io save you, aud there is no rert- 
son why you should doubt. It is Christ's of- 
fice to save sinners, for He says, " I come not to 
call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." It 
was for sinners tliat Chi-ist came into the \vorld 
aud suffered the iguominoous death on the cross ; 



hence He says, " They that be whole need not a 
physician, but they that are sick." If 3'ou are 
sin sick apply in faith, not doubting, to the great 
physician, Jesus Christ, and he will relieve thee, 
" Aud all things whatsoever ye shall ask in 
prayer, believing ye shall receive." — j\Iatt. 2 : 22. 
Delay not coming to Jesus, let notliing debar 
you from beginning the work of salvation at ouce. 
Procrastination has caused many a soul to be 
ushered into eternity without being prepared. 
How often has the sinner while on his death bed 
looked back with remorse upon his by past days. 
How he prayed that the Lord might spare his 
life, and what solemn prayers he made to do bet- 
ter in the futur^ All these scenes have been 
witnes scd, and with what force, with what ^lower 
should they strike tlie mind of the careless and 
unconcerned. Sinner, as a lover of your soul, I 
would have you think of tliese tilings, and I have 
uo doubt but what you do. The spirit has been 
operating at your heart. Jesus has knocked at 
the door of your heart for admittance ; but you 
have rejected him. You have put him off till a 
more convcuient season. But dear friend, that 
more convenient season may never come, for your 
time here is unlimited ; while you are resisting 
the strivings of the spirit, you may be called to 
eternity. O, how dreadful is your condition! 
Like the man who was fouud without a wedding 
garment on, you " will be speechless ; " then shall 
follow the sentence, " cast him out iuto outer dark- 
ness, then shall there be weeping and gnashing of 
teeth." O, sinner think of the unhappy condi- 
tion of the unprepared, and then think of the joys 
that await those that have prepared for themselves 
a garment of righteousness. Surely these thoughts 
should impress you with tlie importance of attend- 
ing to the work of salvation immediately, and not 
defer till a more convenient season. " To-day if 
you hear his voice, harden not your hearts." Sal- 
vation is near you. Do not lose] Heaven for the 
want of asking. Go this very day and make a be- 
ginning. J. B. BnUMBAUGH. 



For tlia Pilgrim. 



FASTING. 



Jlorcovcr when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, ol' a 
sad coimlcnance, for they disfigure their f^ces. But thou, 
when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face. 
—Mat. 6 : 16-17. 

This is a suliject that has ffiade some impres- 
sions upon my mind for some time, and being at 
preaching to-day, and hearing a brother sjiealc on 
tiuit subject, it brought it fresh to my memory. I 
concluded it might, pcrha]>s, be edifying to pen a 
few thoughts on the subject. Fasting seems to be 
a command, yet it is not said when to fast, nor 
how often. This wo will leave for the candid 



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readers to decide. But it seems that -fasting was 
necessary in ancient times ; the prophets speak oi 
fasting and the manner in which it should be ob- 
served. They also speak of a fast that may not 
be accepted. (Isa. 58. Jer. 14 : 12.) But it 
should be such a fast as to loose the bands of wick- 
edness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the 
oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke. 
(Isa. 58 : 6.) We do not only readT of the pro- 
phets lasting, but when we come to the time of 
Christ, it seems tliat it was necessary for Him to 
fast. Immediately after His baptism He fasted. 
Next He comes in the language of our subject, ad- 
dressing his followers, and when He cast out the 
dumb devil His disciples asked Him privately : 
" Why could not we cast him oyt?" and He said 
unto them, " This kind can come forth from noth- 
ing but by prayer and fasting." (Mark 9 : 28-29. 
Showing them the necessity oi fasting, but as long- 
as they have the bridegroom with them they can- 
not fast. Mark 2 : 19. "Luke 5 : 31. In the nest 
verse we read, " but the days shall come when the 
bridegroom shall.be taken away from them, and 
then shall they fast." Now has these days come ? 
We would all say tliey have. Then the nest 
question is, when is the time to fast ? Vie said 
we would leave that to the reader, but we will 
give a few thoughts, and then espect to hear from 
some brother who is better able for the task than 
I am. We know that while probationers here in 
this world, we have troubles, trials and diilicul- 
tics to meet with, and in these Vv'e have matters to 
decide which we sometimes call hard, diiScult 
cases. When we have not, thus saith the Lord, 
for a thing in unmistakable language, then we 
would call it a hard or difficult case. For in- 
stance, there is a choice to be held for a brother to 
fill any office, we have not the v/ord to tell us 
which is the one. Then how are we to proceed in 
such cases? Set up our own judgment? No, 
the apostle says, " in this flesh of mme dwelleth 
no good." But the Saviour says, " ask and ye 
shall receive." Then we must believe that through 
fasting and prayer everything will be revealed to 
our minds that is necessary for us to know. But 
we must, within ourselves, knov? nothing but 
Christ and Him crucified. 

Then Ave would say, even when vre meet in 
church council, let us meet in this way ; lay aside 
all self and prejudice, and then the spirit of the 
Lord will be with us, and all will be clone well. 

S. N. Wl-TE. 



ADMONOTONY. 



Foi- the Pilnrim. 



this declaration is demonstrated to us almost every 
day. To-day we received the sad intelligence 
that our friend and family phj'sician, Dr. C 
Bishop, expired his earthly life this morning. 
This will be sad news to very many persons. He 
has serA'ed this community for a number of years 
as a physician, and I think I can say for many, 
that he was faithful iji the discharge of his duties. 
Often, very often, he was called to the bedside of 
fiuifering humanity, to ease their afflictions, and 
relieve their distress ; but alas, he could not es- 
cape the decree of Jehovah. The "apj^ointed 
hour " has come for him, his labors are ended ; he 
sleeps in deatli. 

Thus we are reminded of our mortality"; we, 
too, must die, and leave all, — all that is dear to us 
here on earth, — be laid in the tomb, and return to 
the dust from whence we came. This is the way 
of " all flesh," but the scripture at the head of 
this letter reads further, " but after this the judg- 
ment." These are weighty words — as death finds 
us, so will we come forth to the judgment. Are 
we prepared for it ? or will we go through life, 
following our own carnal inclinations, spend the 
time God has given us in sin, go to our graves in 
wretchedness, and come forth to Iiear our doom, 
" depart, ye workers of iniquity." Or will we 
give heed to the teachings of "Divine inspiration," 
live a life devoted to the service of God, and have 
peace in our soul, and go to our grave rejoicing 
in a hope of a glorious immortality, a " home in 
Heaven," where wo are taught there is "joy un- 
separable, and pleasures evermore ? " Let us be 
wise, and follow the Lord Jesus in his appointed 
way. Sakah H. Eohee. 

Smithsburg , 3Id. 



CHEIST THE GREAT TEACHER. 



It is appointed unto men once fo die, but after this the 
judgment. — Heb. 9 : 27. 

"Man is mortal, arA must die." The truth of 



Because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an exam- 
ple that ye should foUow His steps. — 1 Petek 3 : 31. 

And were this the last opportunity that would 
be afforded me of addressing you, I shall desire to 
leave the image of God impressed upon your 
minds, and to utter in your hearing that name 
that is above every name. As an instructor, Christ 
has the highest claims upon your attention, as 
the great Redeemer, He demands your faith. I 
wis'h on this occasion to esliibit Him as the great 
esample. But Christ came not only as a teacher 
sent from God, but as the brightness of the Father's' 
glory, and the express image of His person. He 
was in Himself heavenly light, bursting upon the 
darkness of the world. He not only warns them 
against temptation, but teaches them how to grap- 
ple with it. And in the conflict to obtain the 
mastery, He not only said, " love your enemies, 
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most illustrious exara[)les of these precepts that 
the world ever beheld. He not only bade us make 
preparation for dcath^ but He showed us how to 
die. Geosgis; Wjf. Woi.f. 



YOUTH'S DEPARTMENT, 



OBEDIENCE. 



For fhe Pilgrini^ 



" Children obey your parents in the Lord, for 
this is right. Honor thy father and mother; which 
is the first command with promise." Children 
do you do this ? If you don't, you do not obey 
your Heavenly Father. Dear young readers, let 
us try to obey Him and then He will love us, and 
we can reign with Him m Heaven, where all is 
joy and peace. May we all meet there where the 
pilgrims will rest from their labors. Dear children 
what a promise we have if we obey our parents.' 
A long life in tlris world, and in the world to 
come, eternal life. Wov,^ we kuo^y by experience 
if our earthly Father gives us a work to do, and 
\ve perform that work, we feel happy, otherwise 
we feel unhappy. So it v/iU i)c with the pilgrims 
that obej' the Saviour's call ; they will be happy, 
but the sinner, he who is disobedient, will be doom- 
ed to destruction. Our Saviour has given us a 
work to do, and if we do that work we can meet 
Him in peace, while the sinner will call for the 
rocks and mountains to fall on him and hide him 
from the face of Him that sitteth on the Throne. 

LiZZIS EOBIKSOIT. 

lElford, Ind. 

simNo 



Sjjrlng is the most joyful season of the year. 
The trees are decked with leaves, the birds sing 
sweetly in their branches, and all the earth is beau- 
tified with wild flowers ; all is one common scene 
of beauty. O, how pleasant it is when Spring 
comes ! It makes us rejoice to think that the long 
cold winter is past, and that we can again roam 
out among the wild flowers, and have the birds 
sing merrily around us. It is then too, that we 
prepare the soil for the early crops. The vegitable 
productions arc planted, and when summer comes 
we are supplied abundantly. 

My dear young readers, wo are now in the 
Spring time of life, and it is now that we should try 
to gain useful knowledge so that when the Summer 
time of life comes, we may have our minds well 
supplied. Let us learn to be obedient to our pa- 
rents, kind and affectionate one to an other. If we 
have learned to be tluis, we have gained much 
useful knowledge. My dear young readers, let 
o'jr motto be, " Onward and up^^ard " 

V. jNI, RiECHAKP. 



Scleoted for the Pilgrim. 
LIZZIE, TRE DRUNKARD'S DAUGSTEB. 

Oh ! fierce are the winds of the winter, 

And cruel and sharp the sleet, 
As it falls on the face of Lizzie, 
And pierces her bare, cold feet, 
•As forth she goes, through the winter snows, 
Over the frozen, street. 

Down to the low, foul beer-shop ; 

And she pauses and enters here : 
" There is a dime — our last, sir, 

And I'll take it all in beer. 
Papa said I must, though we've never a crust, 

And mamma wUl die, I fear. 

"And hurry. Oh! please, sir hurry. 

For papa is wild to-day. 
And he threatened to beat and whip me. 

If I lingered upon the way ; 
This dime is the last, but hurry fast, 

And M up my pail, I pray." 

Then into the street she hurries. 

With her dark eyes wide with fear : 

And I know in the eyes of the angels. 
In heaven there shines a tear, 

Ay, they weep, I know, for the child below, 
Who carries her pail of beer. 
E. R. S. 



BE PEOMPT. 



This is a habit, dear cluldrcn, to be learned 
early in life, and which will alwaj^s be of great 
.benefit to you. Be prompt in -well-doing, and suc- 
cess will be almost sure of crowning the entei'- 
prises of life. Be prompt to obey the bidding of 
your parents, and thus repay their love and care 
for you. Be prompt to assist your little friends 
and playmates when they are in trouble, and thus 
win their love and esteem. Be prompt to help 
the poor and needy as much as lies in your power, 
and remember, if you arc not blessed with riches 
to distriljute among them, that you can, with kind 
words and gentle actions, be of much comfort to 
them. Lastly, be prompt in your attendance at 
Sunday-school, and all the duties of the Lord's- 
dny. Let the hour of Sunday-school find you 
promptly in your places, with perfect'lcssons, en- 
deavoring earnestly to please your teachers. 



I WILL NOT TELL A LIE, 



LiiTi.E Augustus was sent by bis mother for 
some milk. Robert wished to go iustead of his 
brother, and when they got into the street, tried to 
ibrcc the pitcher out of his hand. Augustus hoh] 



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the pitcher fast, till at last it vras broken to pieces 

in the scuffle, by falling on the ground. Augus- 
tus began to cry bitterly. A ^N'oman, ^vllo v,-as iu 
the street, and saw how it happened, pitied poor 
Augustus, and beina: a woman who did not fear 
God, she told him to say, when he got home, that 
ii man came running against him, and broke the 
pitclier. Augustus Avijied his eyes, and looking 
at the woman, said, "That imuld be telling a lie! 
I' will tell the truth ; then my mother will not 
scold me. But if she should, I would ratjier he 
scolded than tell a lie ! " 

CORRESPONDENCE, 

Dear Editoes : — You say in Xo. 9, that you 
are prepared to publish church news. Do not 
think it amiss if I should di-op you a fev/ lines 
concerning our church meeting. To-day (May 
the 12th.) we met again with the brethren and sis- 
ters, to learn more of the gospel of Christ, and 
" build each other up in that most holy faith." 
There was a duly number present. How rejoiced 
we were to again meet with the dear followers of the 
" Lamb which taketh away the sin of the world ; " 
as we are not very frequently permitted to meet 
with them ; the hand of affliction resting quite 
heavily upon us. " "Whom the Lord loveth Pie 
chasteneth," is quite frequently called to memory. 

The business was transacted in a short time. 
One brother was reclaimed. Had formerly been 
led astray by that destructive vice, intemperance. 
How many families are ruined — how many chil- 
dren pauperized — how many souls sent to ruin 
and destruction by that intoxicating beverage. 
" Touch not, taste not, handle not the unclean 
thing." 

An other brother was partially- reclaimed. Ex- 
pect soon to see him iu the fold of Christ again. 

Appointed our communion season on the 28th. 
and 29th of May in the Duneansville churcli. 

Our souls were fed Avith the S2:)iritual food of 
Christ, and we were truly refreshed. O, may we 
feast upon the rich blessings of God's love Avhile 
here below, that when we bid this world adieu, 
and cross the shining river, and join in the sweet 
music of the holy angels in heaven, is the prayer 
of your unworthy sister. 

E. R. Stipfler. 

HoUidayshurg, Pa. 

BoNSACK, Ya., May 9th, 1870. 

Dear Pilgrim : — I hei'e record one of the most 
distressing disasters that it has ever fallen to my 
lot to notice. The destruction by fire of the capi- 
tol of our county. The fearful and devouring ele- 
ment was first communicated to a stable — the 



work of the vile incendiary — iu the v/est end of 
the town. A fine gale in the Tv'^est rapidly in- 
creasetl the conflagration, taking in its course 
some of the public buildings, then house after 
house, and street 'after street, fell before its rag- 
ing and destructing power,- till every store and 
every hotel, and the private residences of forty or 
fift}' families Vi'ere laid in ashes, thus reducing in 
the space of a few hours to j^enury and want; 
those who were in independent and comfortable 
circumstances. Now instead of the enjoyment of 
the comfortable mansions, and the comforts and 
luxuries of affluences, we see hundreds of suffering- 
ana distressed beings M'ithout food, and with lit- 
tle raiment, standing guard over Avhat little house- 
hold goods they were able to rescue from the dis- ' 
astrous flames, to protect them from those arotincl 
who were there for the purpose of rajjine and 
plunder. Modern Neroes who could rejoice, and 
sport with the tortures of suffering humanity. In 
scenes like tlicsc we have in miniature form what is 
anticipated when the " Heavens shall he on fire," 
and the earth issuing from every pore the devour- 
ing fluid. How sudden and how siu-ely, the con- 
dition of these poor, suffering ci'eatures, changed 
fi-om the hights of world's enjoyment to the ex- 
tremity of suffering and want. 

So in. that day shall those Avho are not looking 
for it, while cheerfully and pleasantly jiursuing 
their several advocations of life, be plunged into the 
depths of anguish and dispair. " Two shall be 
grinding in the mill, one shall be taken and the 
other left, two shall be in the field, one shall be 
taken and the other left." 

" This world is all a fleeting show, 
For man's illusion given ; 
The smiles of joy, tlie tears of woe, 
Deceitful shine, deceitful flow; 
There's nothing here but Heaven." 

B. F. MooMAW. 



Bro. Brujibaugh : — -Enclosed please find $1 
for the Pilgrim. I do not know Avho sent in my 
name, but that is no matter. I love to see the 
productions of the brethren for the advancement 
of the great cause of Christ, as advocated in the 
scriptures of divine truth. I am glad that the 
lirethreu are waking up in this matter of the press. 
I think that we, every where, should take more 
interest in the spreading of the Gospel truths as 
advocated by us. 

" Cry aloud, spare not ; lift up thy voice like a 
trumpet, and show my ]>eople their ti*angressions, 
and tlie house of Jacob their sins." Isaiah 58 : 1. 

" The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, 
and his ears open to their prayers." Psalms 34 : 
1 5, Yours is liope of eternal life, 

J. IL Garman. 



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EDITOE'S DEPARTMENT. 



EDITOBIAL aOBBESPONBENGE. 



Beemuden, May 16t!i, 1870. 

Being elected as delegates to District Meeting, 
we, Cro. G. B., and others, took the cars on the 
Broad Top road, where vve met brethren J. W. 
Brumbaugh and J. L. Wineland, of Clover Creek, 
J. Miller, of Yellow Creek, and H. Clapper, of 
■Snake Spring, all en route for District Meeting. 
They, however, remained at Huntingdon while 
we went on, stopping at LIcVeytown, where we 
lodged during the night v/itli our much loved bro. 
A. ]\Iyers and wife, by whom we were kindly en- 
tertained. In the morning, in company with bro. 
A. jNIyers and Eld. J. Hanawalt, whom we met 
at the station, we took the cars for Harrisburg. 
At the diiferent stations along the road, our com- 
pany was still increased, and by the time we 
reached Harrisburg, there was quite a n umber of 
delegates, representing the difi'erent churches along 
the road, and must confess that we enjoyed our- 
selves well, as we had quite an interesting conver- 
sation on the work which was belore us. The 
love and harmony of sentiment manifested by the 
different, delegatas, gives us a hope that wo will have 
an interesting and pleasant meeting. At Harris- 
burg we took the Cumberland Valley road for 
Mechanicsburg, where we were met, according to 
previous arrangements, by bro. D. Kuisely, and 
conveyed to his house, where we met Avith a re- 
ception that nothing but christian hearts could 
suggest. In the evening there was an appoint- 
ment for us in Churchtown where we tried to 
preach (assisted by bro. G. B.) according to the 
ability which the Lord giveth. The attendance 
was good and a- considerable interest manifested. 

On Sunday, A. M., there were two appointments. 
One at Bakers M. H., and the other in the Un- 
ion Church at Mechanicsburg ; so the brethren 
thought it advisable to divide us, bro. G. B. fil- 
ling the Baker appointment, while I was taken to 
Mechanicsburg by Cyrus Brindle, a resident min- 
ister. Tlie congregation wa.s not large on account 
of a funeral, yet we had a pleasant meeting and 



enjoyed ourselves mucli in the serviceof the Lord'.s 
House, and we hayc reason to believe that our weak 
efforts were kindly appreciated. 

On account of our limited tinic, we liad not the 
pleasure of making as nrau)' acquaintenccs among 
the brethren and sisters as \\c desired, yet Ave rec- 
oo'uizcd some faces that we sliall not soon forget. 

Meeting over we again returned to bro Kni- 
sly's, where Ave took dinner, after whicli he had 
conveyances ready to forv.'ard us on our journy 
towards D. C. M. ., he and sister with others ac- 
companying us, distance about sixteen miles. The 
weather being pleasant, society good, and the 
scenes by the way altogether lovely, Ave had truly 
a very pleasant ride of about ten miles, when wo 
halted at the home of our dear bro. Adam ITol- 
linger, where, and by wliom, we are now being- 
kindly entertained. Seldom have we had the 
pleasure of spending a more pleasant and hope 
profitable Sal:)bath than we have done to-day. 
V/e have fully realized[tlie truthfulness of the say- 
ing : " the Brethren's homes are our homes." We 
always feel ourselves at home when among our 
Father's children, and especially on this occasion, 
and our humble prayer is, that we. may be enabled 
still more and more, to cultivate that divine trait 
of character, brotherly kindness, until we become 
perfectly joined together, so that wlieu we shall 
have passed over to the other side, we may all meet 
in that glorious clime where parting shall be 
known no more, and where Sabbaths never end. 
By divine permission we will give an account of 
our D. C. M. in our next. 

MISOELLANEOUS. 



NOTICE. 



Brethren wishing to visit us, on their Avay to 
and from A. Meeting, v>'ill find Bro. Lewis Lerew 
10 milessouth of Omaha,onthc U. P. Il.R. Those 
wishing to stop at Brother Lercw's, will get off at 
Gilniore, and those stopping with me w\\\ get off 
at Nortli Bend. Those coming, Iw droppingal'ew 
lines to eitlier of us will bo convoyed to our place, 
or to place of meeting. Tliere is mucli need of la- 
bor in this part of the country. 
Yours in love, 

.1. P. MoOJfAW. 



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NOTICE. 

Please notice that we, the Bretliren composiug 
tbe Lost Cvcck Branch, intend, the Lord Aviiliug, 
to hold a Lovefeast on tlie 26th. and 27th. of2\Iay 
at tlic Goodwill Meeting-house, 10 miles East of 
Mifflin station, and 8 miles from Thomsontown, 
commencing at 1 o'clock P. M. A general in vita- 
ion is given. B/ order of the church. 

Michael Bashoae. 

The District meeting of Middle, Pa., will be held (God 
■willing) "with the bretheren in the Upper Conawago Con- 
gregation, Adams county, commencing on the IGth of 
May. ' 

D. 31. HOLSINGER, 
Fro7n the Companion.} Cob. Secp.. 

:o: 

LOVEFEASTS. 

Communion meeting on the 12th of Jue, 18T0, in the 
Cerrogorda District, Macon coimty, Ilhnois. A general 
invitation is given to all to be "with us, especialh" the min- 
istering lirethren. Those coming by rail road will stop offat 
Cerrogorda where there will be conveyances. Be in Cer- 
rogorda by Saturday. By order of tlie church. 

John-'Metsgaii. 

Jos. HEJfEICES. 

The nest Annual Meeting will be held in the Brethren's 
meetinghouse, 4 miles north of the city of Waterloo, Black 
Hawk county, Iowa, and will begin on Tuesday after Pen- 
ccost, June Ylh next. 

E. H. BEL'CHLEY, 
S. M. MYERS, 
2<h-om the Companion.} Con Secr's. 

~~~^aiXOmm 

Tlie Pilgrim, only 75 cents from April 

1st, or eigh^jy cents from I\o. 2. Volume com- 
plete, $1,00. 

. .JFIl 

P. 0. R. B., & H. & B. T. E. E. TIME-TABLE. 

For the accommodation of our friends who may feel dis- 
posed to give us a call we give the car time at Huntingdon 
on the P. C. & B. T. B. R.. 

Passenger trains on the P. C. R. R. leave Huntingdon 
as follows : 

EASTWAKD : 

Harrisburg Accom 9:05 a. ni. 

Mail 4:36 p. m. 

Day Express 8:20 a. m. 

WESTWAED. 

Cin-cinnati Express 6:26 a. m. 

Way Passenger 12:33 a. m. 

Phila. Express 7:37 a. m. 

Mail 5:40 p. ni. 

Broad Top trains leave and arrive at Himtingdon as fol- 
lows : 

LEAVE. ARRIVE. 

Accom 5:85 p. m. 9:28 a. m. 

Express 8:00 a. m. 4:20 p. m. 



THE PILGRIM. 



MARKELSBURG. 

UP TRAXNS : 



Accom. leave . 
Mail " 

Accom. leave . 
Mail " 



6:18 p. m. 
8:41 a. m. 



DO"WN TRAINS. 



8:41 a. m. 
8:32 p. ni. 



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ESSAY DEPAETMENT. 

» Selected hy Ohruiian Swigart. 

A CRT FROM MACEDONIA, 

•There's a cry from Macedonia — Come and lielp us ; 
The light of the Gospel bring, 0, come ! 
Let us hear the joyful tidings of salvation, 
"We thirst for the living spring. 
O, ye herald of the cross be up and doing, 
Eemember the great command, Away 1 
Go ye forth, and preach the word to every creature, 
. Proclaim it in ev'ry land. 

Cnos. — They shall gather from the East, 
They shall gather from the West, 
•With the patriarchs of old. 
And the ransomed shall retuyu 
To the kingdoms of the blest 
With their harps and cro'wns of gold. 
There's a cry from Macedonia, &c. 

O, hove beautiful their feet upon the mountains, 

The tidings of peace who bring. Who bring, 

To the nations of the earth who sit in darkness. 

And tell them of Zion's Idng ; 

Then ye heralds of the cross be up and doing, 

Go work in your master's field. Away ! 

Sound the trumpet, sound the trumpet of salvation, 

The Lord is your strength and shield. 

Choe. — Let the distant isles be glad. 

Let them hail the Sa-viour's birth. 
And the news of pardon, free. 
Till the knowledge of the truth, 
Shall extend to the earth. 
As the waters o'er the sea. 
There's a cry from Macedonia, &c. 

Ye have hsted in the army of the faithful 

Like heroes the battle fight, Away ! 

There are foes on every hand that will assail you. 

Then gird on your armor bright ; 

With the banner of the cross unfurled before you. 



The swo.itl of th« siMrit ■wield, Away ! 

Ye shall conquer through His mercy who hath loved you. 

The Lord is your strength and shield. 

Choe. — Ye are marching td the land 

Where the saints in glory stand, 
And the just for joy shall sing, 
Ye by faith may bring it nigh ; 
. Ye shall reach it bye and bye. 
And your shouts of triumph ring. 
There's a cry from Macedonia, &c. 



Selected for the Pilgrim. 
"AND THEN?" 



A young man, -whooi I had known as a boy, 
came to an aged Professor of a distinguished Con- 
tinetal University, witli a smiling fixce, and in- 
formed Iiini that the long and fondly cherished de- 
sire of his heart was at length fulfilled, — his pa- 
rents had given their consent to his studying the 
profession of law. For some time he continued 
explaining how he would spare no labor nor ex- 
pense in perfecting his education. When he 
paused, the old man, who had been listening to 
him with great patience and kindness, gently said, 
" Well, and when you have finished your studies, 
what do you intend to do then ? " " Then I shall 
take my degree," answered the young man. "And 
then ? " asked the venerable friend. " And 
then," continued the youth, " I shall have a num- 
ber of difficult cases, and shall attract attention, 
and win a great reputation." " And" then ? " re- 
peated the holy man. " Why, then," replied the 
youth, " I shall doubtless be promoted to some 
high office in the State." " And then ? " " And 
then," pursued the young la^\'}'cr, "I shall live 
in honor and wealth, and look forward to a hap- 
py old age." " And then?" repeated the old man. 



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"And then," said tlie youth, "and then --and 
then — and then I shall die." Here the venera- 
ble listener lifted up his voice, and again asked, 
with solemnity and emphasis, "And then?" 
Whereupon the aspiring student made no answer, 
but cast down his head, and in silence and thought- 
fulness retired. The last "And then?" had 
pierced his heart like a svrord — liad made an im- 
pression which he could not dislodge. Tlic re- 
Bult was, that he became converted, and dedicated 
his remaining days to the service of Christ. 

Dear reader, " What shall it profit a man if he 
gain the whole world, and lose his own soul ? " 
What, then, art thou living for ? Art thou grasp- 
ing a mere shadow and losing an eternal sub- 
stance ? Oh ! sinner, awake from thy dream, lest 
it be said to thee, as to the rich man, " Thou fool, 
this night thy soul shall be required of thee." 
Where, then, will this earthly substance be, for 
which tliou hast been laboring ? This world is 
but a bursting bubble. Wilt thou not turn to 
the Lord ? Flee to Jesus as thy )Saviour. He 
will receive thee, prepare thee for heaven, and 
crown thee with the redeemed at God's right hand. 
Oh ! sinner, turn to-night, just now, for to-mor- 
row may never come. E. E. Stipleh. 

Selected for the Pilgrim. 
FLOWEES. 



Of all created things flowers are the most inno- 
cently simjile, and most sujaerbly complex — play- 
things for childhood, ornaments of the grave, and 
companions of the cold corpse in the coffin. Flow- 
ers — beloved by the wandering idiot, and studied 
by the deep thinking man of science ! Flowers 
that unceasingly expand to heaven their grateful 
odors and to man their cheerful looks, partners of 
hixman joy, brother of human sorrow ; fit -em- 
blems of tlie victor's triumphs, of the young bride's 
blushes ; welcome to the crowded halls and grace- 
ful upon solitary graves ! Flowers are in the vol- 
ume of nature, what the expression, " God is 
love " is in the volume of revelation. "What a 
desolate place would be a -world without flowers ! 

It -would be a^ face without a smile — a feast 
without a welcome. Are not flowers the stars of 
the earth, and are not our stars the flowers of 
heaven ? One cannot look closely at the struc- 
ture of a flower without loving it. They are em- 
blems and manifestations of God's love to the 



creation, and they are the moans and ministrations 
of man's love to his fellow creatures, for tliey firs! 
awakened in his mind a sense of the beautiful and 
good. The utility of floAvers is their excellence 
and great beauty, for they lead ns to thoughts of 
generosity and moral beauty, detached from and 
superior to selfishness, so that they are pretty les- 
sons in Nature's book of instruction, teaching man 
that he liveth not by bread, or from bread alone, 
but that lie hath another than an animal life. 

Katie Eeichakd. 
Oakland, 31(1. 

CORSESPONDENCE. 

Hamilton, Caldwell Co., Mo., ) 
May 16th, 187Q. j" 

£ro. Editors of Filgrirn : — Having given notes 
of my journey until May 2nd, I shall now pro- 
ceed, and whatever you think would be interest- 
ing to the readers of the Pilgrim you are at lib- 
erty to publish, I remained in Jefl'erson county, 
Iowa, eight days, visiting my relatives and friends 
whom I found generally well ; tried to preach to 
them seven times, had good attendance and ex- 
cellent order, and hope some good and solemn ini- 
prossions have been made, as the church seemed to 
be a good deal revived. I cannot praise the con- 
dition of that church, for it is evident that love 
and harmony is wanting, and the sooner it is set 
in order the better. Ai-id unless the difficulty ex- 
isting there is satisfactorily settled, and union re- 
stored, the blessings of God Vvill be withheld, and 
consequently, preaching will do little good, and 
the church will not prosper. On the 9th of May 
I took the cai-s at Batavia for Albia, where I was 
met by friend Abraham Eeplogle, Jr., and the 
sister, his wife, who took me by private convey- 
ance to Eld. Abraham Ecplogle's, his father, in 
Appanoose co., loAva, 22 miles from the station, ar- 
riving there 10:30 p. m., much fatigued, but re- 
vived v/ith J03", love and kindness, as manifested 
by the brother and sister, he having the over- 
sight of that church, and being a playmate of 
mine in days ^one by, I felt much revived. I 
met with them three evenings successively in their 
church with a large congregation, good attendance 
and excellent order. I preached three sermons on 
the commission, Matt. 28, last verse, bj- special 
request, and hope good impressions have been 
made in my weakness, Avhich will not 
soon be forgotten. The church is in union, and 
in good order, well supplied with faithful speak- 
ei's, but not in as prospering a condition as in some 
other places. i\Iy heart is often filled with grief 
and sorrow in my travels through the Far West 
when I behold the growing evil and abomination 
carried on through pride in the so-called Chris- 



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tendom by which even brethren's children are 
ensnared and imitating tlicni, by adornina; their 
bodies and making a God out of that v/hich is cor- 
ruptible, and thereby neglect to make prepara- 
tions for their immortal souls. O, brethren and 
sisters, let us be wide awake to our duty in warn- 
ing our children, and make a strenuous effort to 
keep them from associations Avith such in their 
mock-christianlty. 

Leaving Appanoose county, May 1.3th, took the 
cars at Moultou, at 5 P. M. for the State of J\Iis- 
soitri^ arrived at Hamilton on the Hanibal & St. 
J. R. R. the 14th, at 5:30 A. M., where I was met 
by bro. J. Sell, formerly from our neighborhood, 
and kindly cared for. The church is young in 
this place, but I see zeal manifested that is truly 
commendable. Here I preached the first time on 
the evening of the 14tli, in the State of Missouri. 
Yesterday being the Lord's day, I had to preach 
three times to a very attentive congregation — ^last 
evening in the town of Hamilton ; there is also an 
appointment this evening at the same 2>lace in the 
Baptist church, and was requested to speak on the 
mode of baptism. The church, though young, is 
increasing last, and is truly in a prospering con- 
dition. Bro. George Witmar has the oversight 
and lives in town, but is absent now at their Dis- 
trict Meeting, in Johnson co.. Mo. I am spec- 
ially requested by bro. Wm. B. Sell, that you 
should publish in your paper that ministering 



brethren traveling the H. & St. Jo. R. 



should 



make this (Hamilton) one of their stopping places. 
Bro. J. Sell and Geo. Witmar live in town, not 
far from the station. They will be met with a 
hearty reception, should also make arrangements 
to stay some time, as there is a great opening for 
preaching, and much anxiety manifested in hear- 
ing the true gospel preached as done by the breth- 
ren. In conclusion, I will say, that God has 
blessed me with excellent health, so far have met 
all the appointments, met Avith no delay or acci- 
dent on the railroad whatever. Was met at ev- 
ery station by my beloved brethren and kindly 
cared for, far above Avhat I merited, for which I 
tender my heartfelt thanks to God, my heavenly 
Father, and pray to him to be with me further on 
my journey of love, and further demand your 
prayers on my behalf that God may grant success 
to my journey and bless my weak effort in the 
preaching of the Gospel. 

Yours forever in the bonds of the Gospel, 

More anon. Leonaed Fuery. 



— It is a greater mercy tc^ have a spiritual ap- 
petite for the means of graii'e, and to be providen- 
tially debarred from enjoyii^ them, than to have 
opportunities of attending them withoiTt an appe- 
tite for them. 



YOUTH'S DEPARTMENT. 

Mr the Pilgrim. ] 
THE LORD GALLED S AMUEL.— 1 Sam. 3 : 4. 



At what age the Lord calls children to fear Him, 
is a question perhaps easier asked thaii answered. 
It is manifest that Samuel was quite young when 
his mother lent him to the Lord. " When she 
had weaned him &c., and the child was young." 
(Sanl. 1 24.) Samuel being the gift of prayer, 
and the son of a pious mother, had, no doubt, 
often heard her tell him of the Lord. " Yet Sam- 
uel did not know the Lord, neither had the word 
of the Lord been revealed to him " when the Lord 
first called him. So little did he know of the 
Lord, that he thought his calls were calls from 
Eli. Eli declared I did not call thee. Samuel 
said to Eli, here am I for thou didst call me. Eli 
denied, and again did Samuel come Saying, here 
am I for thou didst call me. Eli perceiving that 
the Lord was calling him, iustrncted him what to 
say if the calls were repeated. He tells him. to an- 
swer, speak Lord for thy servant heareth. The Lord 
is now ropresented as standing and calling Sam- 
uel, Samuel ; he only ar.swered, " speak for thy 
servant heareth," leaving the Lord out. He had 
either forgotten it, or was scared at hearing a voice 
and seeing no one, or not knowing the Lord would 
not name him. The latterl think is most proba- 
ble. 

From this we may safely conclude that the 
Lord in his own way and manner, calls the young 
before they have a correct kaowledge of him. At 
what age he inay call h not certain ; the minds of 
some children are developed earlier than others, 
and in this fast age in which we live, our children 
are better educated at the age of twelve, than ma- 
ny of their parents Avere ; and if the education be 
a religious one, we may presume that our children 
should have the knowledge of the Lord earlier iu 
life. But apart from these advantages, the Lord 
calls all ; the unlearned as weli as the learned are 
called. The poor as well as the rich are the sub- 
jects for the calls of God. 

Some years ago the writer v/as called to attend 
the funeral of a little girl in the 7th year of her 
age ; this was a child of poor parents, who made no 
pretensions to religion* Arriving at the little 
house, I found the mother almost, in the embra- 
ces of death, lying on a bed in one cornel* of a 
small room, the little dead daughter in the coffin 
in an other corner. In the first room occupied by 
the family, on a cot lay the son, a boy about 8 years 
5 months" old, bleeding at the nose and mouth 
with scarlet fever. The little girl was buried, 
and two days after I was called to preacli the fu- 
\ neral sermon of the boy. As I stood up to preach 



108 



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the following note was liandcd me : " This little 
child b'd his parents farewell, and asked them to 
pray with hinr.- While they joined in prayer, he 
told them not to cry for he was going to join his 
sister." Five minutes before he died he Said, "good 
bye grand mother, prepare to follow me." The 
reading of the note melted the congregation to 
tears. I took it for my text, and changed my in- 
tended subject and spoke on the early calls of God. 
And I think outside of the family circle there 
was more weeping than on any other similar oc- 
casion I ever saw. 

When wc remember that this child was not 
accustomed to family prayer, and not trained up 
imder religious exhortations, we must conclude 
tliat his knowledge of the happy existence of his 
departed sister, and that he would be joined with 
her, and that a preparation on the part of his 
grand mother Avas necessary, teas the teaching of 
God by the Holy Spiric'. 

Dear children, when you are naught}- to your 
dear parents, and afterwards you feel so badly for 
it, remember it is little Samuel's God that is re- 
proving you for your bad conduct. Though you 
like Samuel, may not know who it is, but yoiu' 
dear parents, like Eli, can tell you. " It is the 
Jjord". Then you must not be naught}- and dis- 
obedient any more, or Samuel's God Avill not love 
you. See how little Samuel obeyed the voice of 
the Lord and how good and great a man he be- 
came. Remember how great a man grew up out 
of the little boy, DaA-id. And young Timothy 
who knew the scriptures from his youth, what a 
cliristian man he was. If you are gpod and obe- 
dient children the Lord will love you, and bless 
you, so that you will be good christian men and 
women. 

But if you are cross, and saucj- to your parents, 
and will not obey them, but will run about witli 
naughty boys and girls, you will learn to lie, and 
swear, you will be proud and idle, become tale 
bearers, and learn to dance and do all kinds of 
Avickedness. Like Herodias could please a bad 
king with her ungodly dancing, and then to grat- 
ify a wicked mother, had the head cut'off of that 
good man, John the Baptist. 

If you do any of these bad deeds, Samuel's, 
David's and Timothy's God will not be your God 
to loA-e you, and do you good, but he will be an- 
giy with you, and finally when you must die, he 
will send you far away from him, into the place 
where that proud man who dressed himself vrith 
fine linen is ; where he says he is tormented in 
the flames. 

Do you think Samuel, David and Timothy 
are in that dreadful place "? ISTo they are not there. 
They are where good Abraham is, in the heavenly 
Fathers house, in Avhich are many iine rooms, 
the walls are as ]Mirc gold, like transparent glass. 



Tills is the place where all good children, and 
good people go v.^hen they die. Now dear chil- 
dren when you have read this, then commit to 
memory the 735th hynfu, which begins : " Happy 
is he, whose early years," ttc. 

Your friend, 

D. F: Saylok. 

EDITOE'S DEPAETMENT. 



EDIT OEIAL C0BBE8P0NDENGE.— Continued. 



After hrvvicg enjoyed a good night's rest with 
oui- kind bro. Adam Hollinger, atc again, with a 
number of others, made our v,-ay towards Tf. (f. 
M. where we ai-rived about 8:50, A. M.,iind found 
a full delegation, every D. C. being represented 
in person. About 9 a. ii. the meeting was opened 
AA'ith singing, prayer and an address by D. M. 
Holsinger. The minutes of the last year's meet- 
ing were then read, delegates reported and officers 
chosen, resulting the same as the year before. 
Graybill Myers, Moderator, D. M. Holsinger, 
Clerk, and Geo. Brumbaugli, Assistant Clerk. 

DELEGATES. 

r Joseph F. Rohrerw 
\ Jacob Price. 

f J. G. Glock, 
\ J. R. Lane. • 

J John Shank, 
\ George Mousei-. 

7 Isaac i\Iyers, 
\ Charles Royer. 

/-n /-, , f J. W. Brumbaugh. 

Clover Creek, | j. l. Wineland ' 

Codoms, 

Duncansville, -[ D. M. Holsinger. 

TjT 77- a • f Jacob Buck, 

FcdlmgSpnny, | j. ^. gtoner, 

-r ri 1 f Geo. Brumbaugh, 

James Lreek, - tt -n -o i, i 

' [ H. B. Brumbaugh, 

Wm. Howe, 
P. Mertz. 

f Ezra Smith, 
\ Solomon Seiber. 



Antietam, 

Aughickk, 
Back Creek, 
Buffalo, 



J Auch-ew jSIyers, 
\ Thomas Gray, 



Leivistown, 
Lost Creek, 



T- ri f J. H. Raffensberger, 

Loicer Conaicago, | j^^. Myers. 

-r /-( ; 7 7 f Moses Miller, 

Loicer Ciwd>eAaad, -^ ,^^^^^ Bealmen. 

3Iarsh Creek, | ^ ^-?i'°''^'' 

' [ u. Bosserman. 



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Fcvry. 

SnaJx Sjvinj, 
Sfiring Run, 
Upper Conaivciffo, 
Upper Codoras, 



{I 



l^ong, 
yci-s. 



■RT. 



I beverage, the monster 



^•ouki die v.'itlioat a groan. 



Upper Cinnb£r,and, 
Warrior's Hark. 
YeUo^o Creek, 



J. Nev.'comcr, 

D. M. Foglcsoiuer. 

Andrev,' Snov/bcrgcr, 

H. Clapper. 

J. R. Hauawait, 

A. Myers. 

J. P. Lcrew, 

A. Brown. 

Andrew Miller, 

H. Hoif. 

D. Keller, 

John Brindle. 

Gravbill Myers, • 
in. il. Holsinger. 
r Jacob Miller, 
(^Daniel Snowberger. 

^Yc give l^elow a synopsis of some of the most 
important queries, iu substance, as diseussod : 

Bounty. — May btethren take back bounty for 
services rendered Avhile in the armj-. This qiies- 
t-ion was discussed at some length, and finally 
agreed upon that it may be allowed. 

LiQUOPv La"W. — "Will this meeting allow mem- 
bers to vote, or influence others, to vote for or 
against the Liquor Law ? This question embod- 
ies a sensitive point and called fortli a lively dis- 
cussion. The brethren's temperance principles 
and the enforcement of law by the sword, formed 
ah unfortunate collision and took considerable 
time to reconcile the matter fully, but "we are glad 
to say that the brethren are united in opposing the 
great Demon intemperance and using their influ- 
ence against it — not politically, but conscienti- 
(3usly, not so mucii b}^ the ballot, as by letting it 
alone. Touch not, taste not, handle not the un- 
clean thinn-. We here submit to our readers an 
" oak plank " from a temperance platform formed 
at Huntingdon which "we think meets oiir case 
exactly : 

Ecsoleed, Thai wo believe tke Church herself to be the 
best temperance organization, and most" efficient agent 
through which to accomplish its complete and final tri- 
lunph. 

This is just Avhat we believe the church oiiffht 
lo be and would all church organizations do as the 
brethren do, discountenance and condemn any mem- 
ber who would signaliccnse petition, oriu any oth- 
er Avay, directly or indirectly, countenance the man- 
ufacture, sale or use of intoxicating drinks as a 



I Amen, and let her die ! 

High Schools. — On this question the churches 
generally took action, and almost unitedly opposed 
the establishing of Colleges or High Schools as 
church organizations, but manifest a favorable and 
liberal disposition toward schools and education 
generally, and allow a member or association of 
members to build and conduct such schools as pri- 
vate ciitcrprises being accountable to the Churcli 
in vdiich they reside for their manner of conduct- 
ing them and personal deportment. This, ■\vc' 
think, is all that could be desired and manifests 
a commendable caution. 

Sabbath-Schools. — A request to reconsider 
the decision of A. M. in regard to Sabbath-schools 
was brought before the meeting. There Avas tru- 
ly some serious objections brought against them, 
but more on account of the abuse that the use, and 
as A. M. has granted the privilege of establishing 
Sunday-schools where they can be conducted by 
the brethren there was no change made. 

LIiSSioxARY. ■ — -This query has been presented 
to almost every meeting for the last five years, 
which shows that there is a commendable zeal in 
the church for the spreading of the Gospel. The 
request at the meeting called more especially for 
a " Home Mission," consisting of two reliable 
brethren appointed and supported by the District, 
whose duty would be to make ajypointments and 
preach in all the unoccupied territory within the 
boundai'ies of said district. The brethren are ex- 
ceedingly cautious in giving any encouragement 
towards introducing hirelings in the church, and 
therefore opposed the movement, but recommen- 
ded that each sitb-district make greater efforts 
towards having the Gospel preached within their 
own boimdaries, to which there was a general as- 
sent, and have good reason to believe, the effort 
will be made. 

Reporter Question. — This question has 
been considerably agitated throughout the brothei'- 
hood, and no doubt will be acted upon by the D. 
C. Meetings generally. This meeting grants that 
a report may be taken as full and complete as can 
be done within the membership. This will bo 



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submitted to .V. M. and ^ve liope changed, ivs there 
is something at the bottom of it that appears 
neither wise nor commendable. It is admitted 
iiiat anv person of ordinary talent and .'^kill, m:iy, 
by perseverance and application, in nine months 
become a practical stenographer. If so, we have 
the grant ot taking and publishing a fidl report 
of the discussions of A. M. How tlie simjjle fact 
of a brother taking that report can make it any 
better, ^vc fail to see. It is not the Eeporter that 
will cause the evil, if evil it is, but the result of 
that report. This, ^\e think, will be admitted by 
all. The Pilgrim was jjublished the first three 
months by strangers, and none condemned it on 
that account, therefore if we arc to have a report, 
lot us have a good one, for the satisfaction and 
benefit of the church, and not for the few who, by 
playing a sharp game, may wish to turn it into 
dollars and cents. ^A hether v,'e shall have a re- 
port or not, is not for us to say, but if A. M. de- 
cides favorably to it, we do hope it will be 
gotten up impartially and systematically. Let 
there be a committee appointed whose duty it 
shall be to procure a Reporter (if a brother so 
much tlie better) and have so much of the discus- 
sions published as they may think proper, and for 
the benefit of the church and the extension of the 
cause of Clirist. Let this report be published in- 
dependent of oiu" periodicals, granting to all equal 
liberties and privileges, and thus avoid hard feel- 
ings between publishers and the readei-s of our 
different papers. To this all will a.ssent, unless 
self-interest be the object. These ideas have 
been suggested from existing circumstances, and 
if we have said anything that is out of order we 
humbly beg for indulgence. 

AVe have notes ot a number of other queries 
which v/e had thought of laying before our read- 
ers but space forbids. 

After the queries ■were disposed of, there was an 
election held for two members to rejiresent at A. 
M., resulting in the choice of Isaac Myers as a 
member of the Standing Committee, and P. JNI. 
Holsingcr as delegate. 

The meeting passed off quietly and good leciings 



I were maintained during the time. Thus we met and 
I thus we parted, and we fondly hope if we no more 

meet in this life, we may all meet in that glorious 

kingdom where we shall never part.- 

After the meeting was concluded we were again 
conveyed by bro. Xeisly to his pleasant home. In 
the p. M. we, in company with bro. Samuel Long- 
enecker and others, visited the home of a brother 
residing in Churehtown. The present family con- 
sists of father, mother and daughter. Never had 
it been our lot to visit such a maimed family. 
How we did wish for the " Eothesda pool," that 
they might step in and be healed, but they had 
stepped into a more glorious pool, one that cleanses 
from sin. After a season of prayer, we left them 
apparently cheerful and happy. From there, ao- 
cordino" to arrancjenient, we cslled with our friend 
and bro. J. Plank, with whom we took supper, 
and spent a very pleasant evenmg. * Xext morn- 
ing conveyed by bro. D.. Xeisly to Lovefeast in 
the Lower Cumberland congregation, where we 
enjoyed a pleasant waiting before the Lord. This 
church is large and apparently in a prosperotis 
condition. In the evening we noticed quite a 
lai'ge number of young persons seated around the 
Communion Tables, especially females. It is 
truly commendable iu the young, thus to cast their 
lot with God while young, and before the evil 
days come. During this meeting the Pilgrim 
family was largely increased by the energy of 
bro. Plank and others — hope that we may have 
a pleasant journey together. After services we 
were taken by bro. Springer to his home, and 
kindly eared for during the night. Xext morning 
we, bro P. P. Brumbaugh (our traveling compan- 
ion,) and J. W. Brumbaugh, vihom -we met" at 
this meeting, were conveyed by bro. Springer to 
Shiremanstown, en route for Lewistown. Ai'rived 
there about noon, and took dinner with bro. A. 
Spauogle, after which we were conveyed to the 
Lewistown congregation, where we met a number 
of brothers and sisters who had come together to 
participate in the Holy Communion. 

At this meeting there was an election held for 
two deacons, resulting in the choice of Andrew 



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Ill 



Spauogle and Henry S;-iydcr, both efBciciit and 
influential bi'ethren, and nvc Iioiic thcv may prove 
faithful in their responsible positions. Lodged 
during the night with bro. "Win. Howe, by whom 
M-e]\vcro hospitably entertained. Saturday morn- 
ing we were again conveyed for public preaching 
whore a goodly number came together and gave 
comnicncUble attention to that which was spoken. 
Services concluded wc Avere again conveyed to 
Lewistown, tliis time for home — took the train 
at 3:.50, where vv'e arrived safely about 6:50, and 
found all well, and one anxiously avraiting our ar- 
rival. Home is home, especially where kindred 
spirits reside. 

Our dear bretlu-en ^\•lll please accept our sincere 
thanks for the love which they manifested to- 
wards us as jjilgriins while sojourning with them. 

OBSEEYATIOXS. 



Permit me kind patrons, and christian friends, 
to present some items of thougt, as the result of 
our observations while on our way to, and at our 
D. C INI. Many things we noticed ^vith pleas- 
ure, but as a common consequence, there was a 
few things which gave j-ain, rather than pleasure. 
This j.s certainly to be regretted by all who have 
the church's interest at heart, and who feel the 
weight of souls hang-ino; about. them. But amono- 
the pleasant and very agreeable things that we 
observed, was what we ^vi\\ here denominate, 
brotherly kindness. This we are hap)py to be- 
lieve Ls a peculiar characteristic of our church, aud 
we have learned it not alone from observation, 
but from experience. "\Ve have/e/< it as a divine 
essence, flowing form heart to heart, and from 
soul to soul. It is seen and felt in our private 
intercourse with one another, in the family circle, 
in our religious services, and in the church's uni- 
ted councils; aud m'c regard it as a prominent 
feature in our church, and look upon it as a most 
substancial evidence of its acceptance with God. 

Among all other societies and so-called associa- 
tions, we fail to see such a display of familiarity, 
and true brotherly kindness. Our experience is 
this : whenever avc enter the house of a true broth- 
er or sister, we meet a kind and welcome recep- 



tion, pleasant eni:crtainment, and true hospitalitv, 
all of whicii is a most agreeable aud pleasant fea- 
ture in the history and character of the church o( 
the "Brethren.'' God grant that this may bo is 
peculiarities. 

There are other peculiarities upon whicIi \\ i 
may look with some pleasure and satisfaction, 
which is that of cautiousness on the part of manv 
of our dear old brethren, respecing the introduc- 
tion of any new system or enterprise among us. 
This has evidently become necessary, especially 
while extremes are prevalent ainongst us, and 
were it not for this disposition on the part of some, 
others would soon overstep tlic boundaries, dis- 
place tlie landmarks, aud leave a breach in the 
line of demarcation bctvreen the church and the 
world, aud, perhaps, veutnre into the fair fields of 
apostasy and ruin. But extremes arc dangerous, 
and should be carefully avoided by all. Wliilc 
some may be laging far behind, others, by their 
extremes, are, perhaps, urged far ahead, causing 
unpleasant feelings, and disagreeable differences to 
arise amongst us. These are some of the uni)leas- 
ant things we have observed. Tlierc are other 
things that we have noticed that are even more pain- 
ful to the christiao heart, a disposition on the part 
of some to over estimate their own abilities and 
knowledge, and under value that of others, thus 
causing a great breach in friendship, and destroy- 
ing that holy principle, "brotherly- kindness." 
This is not only unpleasant but grossly presump- 
tuous. " If any man think that he knoweth any 
thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to 
know." — 1 Cor. 8 : 2. But as the above are on- 
ly exceptional cases, let us hope, my dear brethren, 
that they may be few, and that brotherly love may 
continue to be the ruling clement among us. 

Geo. B. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 



Brother Brumbaugiis : — Please announce 
through the Pilgrim that wc, the brethren in the 
Shade Creek congregation intend holding a love- 
feast commencing on tlic 15th of June, the Lord 
willing, and a general invitation is given, especi- 
ally to ministering lirethi-cn. 

, ' .roiIN CfSTEU. 



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istering brethren. Those coming bj- rail road ivill stop oir at 
Cerrogorda where there "n'Ol be convej-ances. Be in Cer- 
rogorda by Saturday. By order of the church.- 

Jon:X jJlETSGrAR. 

Jos. Hesricks. 

The next Annual Meeting Tvill be held in the Brethren's 
meetinghouse, 4 miles north of the cit}- of Waterloo, Black 
HaAvk county, Iowa, and will begin on Tuesday after Pen- 
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Christian, and having for its piu-pose EsSEariAT., 
Bible Teutils. It will advocate, in the spirit of 
love and liberty, the principles of true Christianity, 
and shall labor for the promotion of peace and 
unity- among us as brethren ; the encouragement 
of the pilgrim on his way to Zion ; the conversion 
of sinners, and the iiLstruetion of our children. — 
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VOL. I. 



JAMES CREEK, JUNE 6, 1870. 



NO. 15. 



ESSAY DEPAETMENT. 



Silocted for. (lie Pilgrim. 
GOOD TIDINGS. 

BY DAXIEL WISE. 

Shont the tidings of salvation, 
To the aged and the young, 

Till the pTccious in^dtation 

AVakens eveiy heart and tongue. 

CuoKUS : 

Send the sound the earth around, 

From the rising to the -setting of the sun, 

Till cacli gath'ring crowd 

Shall proclaim aloud 

The glorious work is done. 

Shout tfio tidings of salvation 
O'er the prairies of the West, 

Till each congregation 

With the gospel sound is blest. 

Shout the tidings of salvation, 
Mingling with the ocean roar, 

Till the ships of every nation 

Bear the news from slmre to shore. 

Shout the tidings of salvation ' . 

O'er the islands of the sea. 
Till in liumljle adoration 

All to Christ shall bow the knee. 
Scenery JliU, Pa. ■ 



For the Pilgrim. 
COMMENDATORY. 



Dear Pilgrim: — Although our acquaintance 
has been but .short, yet to rac it has been pleasant 
and highly beneficial, for I feel that I have been 
strengthened and encouraged in the performance 
of my christian duties, and ever after perusing 



thee, I feel a stronger determination to press on- 
ward and up\yard. Oh; it is sweet indeed v,-lien 
tried and tempted almost to desponding, "to ga.^e 
into thy bright and shining face, and there sec 
tliat others have been called upon to pass through 
the same deep waters of affliction, and under the- 
same daric clouds of. disappointment, and yet God 
has never left them, yet his ever ready arm of as- 
sistance has been around about them. It brings 
to mind th.ose promises dear to <:vei'y trusting 
heart : " I v>dll never leave thee nor forsake thee. 
Lo, I am with thee-ahvays, even to the end of the 
world," &c. Press on, small though priceless 
treasure, and may ITeavenly wisdom guide thee 
in thy work of love and mission of mercy. Help- 
ing thee to encourage the aged pilgrim as he 
nears the otlier shore, confirming his hope, bright- 
ening his prospects and strengthening his trust. 
Giving thee zeal. to point out to the young (he • 
many snares that arc here set for their feet, and 
directing them to those paths of virtue and holi- 
ness which will not only lead them safely 
through this life, but will insure to them ever- 
lasting happiness and joy tuispeakable hereafl.er. 
And giving thee courage to admonish the sinner 
of his ways, to warn him of the dangers v.'hichlio 
at the foot of the downward path he is traveling, 
and point him to that fo.untain from Avhence flows 
life everlasting, to a throne of heavenly grace and 
to the Lamb of God which takcth away the sins 
of the world. Then jiress on, I say again, ever 
looking up for guidance and direction, and a 
hearty " God speed " will attend tliy every effort 
and greet thee at every fireside. 



MoLTjTE. 



MUf Crcch, Pa 



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THE PILGRIM. 



For tlie Pilgrim 
WHERE ART THOU? 



Tlicse are •n-ords that ^vc^e spoken to Adam by 
the Lord Himself, and 'serious, yea distressingly 
serious -were they at that time_ being sensible of 
the happy ' position in Vv-hicli they were placed, 
surrounded by every thing that ^vas calculated to 
make them comfortable, and now aware of the 
great change brought about by disobedience. It 
seems that already there was a something in- 
stilled in their minds that developed an inquisitive 
disposition, and Satan in his craftiness knowing 
their weak point, and their desire to have their 
eyes opened, approaches them with a temptation 
that they were not prepared to meet, .and thus 
overcome the creatures whom God created in Plis 
own image and after His own likeness. Poor son 
and daughter of mortalifrs' deceived and overcome ! 
Where art thou uov." ? Distressing thought ! No 
eye to pit}', noarni «;ifficiently strong to tave. ' 

We now sec what made it so distressuig. Xot 
only because they had lost the happy estate of 
which they were in possession, but it subjected 
their oiispring to a death that nothing could de- 
liver them from, save the service of one v.-ho Avas 
enjoying all tlic glories of his father's Kingdom. 
Had all the angels of Pleaven tendered . their ser- 
vice they could not have made reconciliation. It 
required nothing less than the blood of the bless- 
ed Lamb of God to reopen the v.-ay to the Tree of 
Life. Blessed be His holy name that we are now 
again in favor and friendship with our Heavenly 
Father as long as we sin not. 

We will now leave the past and speak of the 
present. Where are we, fellow pilgrim ? Arc 
_ we Avalking in the way our Saviour trod ? Or, 
have we identified ourselves with this fast age 
and are drifting along witli the current of the 
world"? Where are we? Let us awake to a full 
sense of our duty and put on the whole armor of 
God that we may be as a brilliant light to the 
world, and as- salt to the earth, and not "suffer the 
enemy to make such frequent inroads upon us. 
Let us, one and all, make a more united effort 
in contending for the truth and simplicity as man- 
ifested in Christ Jesus ; '-' for the time has come 
when men will not endure sound doctrine, but 
after their own lust shall they heap to themselves 
teachers, having itching ears,' and they shall turn 
away their ears from the truth, and shall be turn- 
ed unto flibles." I therefore appeal to you my 
dear pilgrims, Avho labor in the ministry, to be 
" instant in season and out of season." Hold the 
truth sacred and swerve not because it is not pop- 
ular with our corrupt nature. Never make" the 
cros? of Christ to none effect. Consider well where 
thou art. If zealous in the good cause, \ve bid 
yoa a hearty God speed. 



We desire not to be forgetful of those we love 
and for whom Christ died. O, sijincr where art 
thou ? Consider well Christ died for you, and 
while j"0U stay away from Him, you ai'e heaping up 
wrath against the day of vrrath, and the great day 
of AATath Avill come and who sliall he alile to stand. 
Says one, I am not ready jet, I wish to enjoy tiic 
'Society of my associates avrhile yet and then I will 
tin-n to the Lord. \Vhere art thou, dear sinner ? 
Have you your life insured for one day by Him 
who is able to save or destroy ? Or, have you 
vainlv fancied vours to be a long life? If so, 
you may be like the one to whom it was said, thou 
fool this night thy soul shall be required of thee. 
Are you staying out of the church because you 
see imperfections in it ? I admit that the church 
has imperfections, but so it had in the beginning. 
Judas was a traitor, but that is no reason why \ve 
should spurn at the cause of Christ ; neither is it 
any reason that we should hide ourselves behind 
the spots and blemishes in the present church. If 
you do, 3'our position is a dangerous one. Con- 
sider vfell where thou. art. Can you for a mo- 
ment, think of coming before the great Judge with 
such an excuse ? Permit mo, in love, to tell'you 
it will "not do. Have you built your hopes on 
P-iorality ? Morality is a good trait of character 
but it cannot save the soul. The foundation is 
laid, and " other foundation can no man lay than 
that which is laid, Jesus Christ,'"' Tlierefore 
build on the sure foundation, the Rock of Ages, 
and you shall not fail, neither shall you be dis- 
appointed. 

I now leave the subject for yoiir serious con- 
sideration. In love it has been written and hope 
in love it may be received, and that we as pil- 
grims through this vale of tears may always con- 
sider weU, where we are, is ray humble prayer. 

Hexey Riieiver 

Middleburg, Md. 



For tTte rUgrim: 
" IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN." 



A more significant sentence is seldom uttered. 
Volumns may be ■written upon that test, it is in- 
exhaustible — ^ so pregnant with deep meaning that 
the uttermost stretch of the huniiui imagiiratioi? 
can not fathom the depth of anguish to some it- 
brings. See the culprit standing upon the "Hital 
scaffold looking around for the last time upon the 
world that " might have been "' a pleasant home, 
for a time, to him had he chosen to walk the path 
of virtue and religion. See the drunken sot wal- 
lowing in tlie gutter, that " might have been " an 
ornament to society and a joy to the family circle 
had he never taken the first social drinlv. Seethe 
" butterflies "' of fashion bowing- to the shrine of 



THE PILGRIM. 



Hi 



l^illy, and worshiping tlie devil clothed, fis he is, 
in the habiliments of vanity and pride, v.henthey 
" might have been " co-laborers with the Lord in 
bringing many souls to Christ. On every side 
Ave behold sin and iniquity, and a world growing 
worse and worse, when it " might have been " 
otherwise if all that lived in it had left it 
better for their having lived in it. 

When we have portrayed to. our mind's eye the 
horror.^ that surround' condemned souls in eterni- 
ty, we can have some conceptions of the deep and 
terrible meaning of " it hiigid have been." "Writh- 
ing in anguisli, souls that first learned to sin by 
daring to disobey a loving mother or kind father. 
Souls in torment that yielded to the allurement of 
pleasure th;it lead to sin. AVeeping and wailing 
souls that put off the " one thing needful " a little 
to lone;. " Gnashing of teeth " now with those 
tiiat scoffed at religion and " wagged" their heads 
vdicn the humble ^"iilgi'ini passed by. All, all 
lost! with whom "it might have been" better. 
Who, by a Saviour's love, "might have been" 
sons and daughters of God, but would not. 
"Might have been," through the merits of a bleed- 
ing iSaviour, heirs of Heaven, " might have 
BEEX " ushered into the lieaven of heavens at the 
sound of angelic music, and " MIGHT HAVE 
IjEEN " forever kings and priests with Christ 
our Lord. 

J. S. Floey. 

FayctteviUe, 117. Va. 



The Sufferikg in Jerusalem. — A letter has 
been received in London from Jerusalem, in ref- 
erence to the famine among the Israelites, which 
corroborates the statement made by Sir Moses 
Montcfiorc. The writer says : " A small donkey's 
load of ^\ater costs Gd. to the poor Jews, whose 
family income is Is. Id. per week. Many Mos- 
lems and nominal Christians are in the same po- 
sition. AVhat is more dreadful to contemplate is 
the fact that the Springs near Jerusalem are dry- 
ing up. But there is another more dreadful ca- 
lamity still. The locusts are spread over the 
mountains of Judah and Samaria, in the valley of 
the Jordan, and iji the plain of Sharon and Gali- 
lee, having come to lay their eggs, Avhich will be 
hatched before the harvest ; and as the Arabs say 
each couple lay two hundred eggs, countless mil- 
lions will ajipear, eating .every green thing, pois- 
oning the ground, and thus pri venting the grass 
growing for the cattle. 



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1st, or eighty rents, from No. 2. A'olume com- 
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YOUTH'S DEPAETMENT. 



THE BABE OF 



• For the Pilgrim. ] 
" BETHLEHEM. 



{Continued.) 



3Iij Dear Little Headers : — In my last chapter 
I proinised that in my next I vrould contiiiue the 
subject of our dear Saviour's miracles, and as I al- 
ways try to fulfil my promises, especially to lit- 
tle folks, I will continue the subject, and try to 
make it as interesting to you as I can. 

A ruler of the synagogue, (a place for Jew- 
ish worship,) who had a dear little daughter 
twelve years old who was dying, begged the Sav- 
iour to come and see her. Just then some one 
came and told him she was dead, not to trouble 
the Master, but tlie Saviour said to the ruler, " be 
not afraid, only believe." When he came to the 
liouse he took the fittlier and the mother into the 
room where tlie little girl Avas, and taking her by 
the hand, said, " I say unto thee, arise," and she 
arose immediately. What a joy that must have 
been to her dear parents to have their little daugh- 
ter brouirht to life again. 

• At another time he was on his way to tlie city 
of JSTain, at the gat€ of the city he met a funeral ; 
it was the funeral of a young man, " the only son 
of his mother, and she was a widow." Poor 
mother, how her heart must have ached at the 
thought of jjartiug with her only son, perhaps all 
the earthly comfort she had, but our mejciful and 
compassionate Saviour met her, and told her .not 
to weep. He then touched the bier, (a carriage 
on which the dead are Carried to the grave) and 
said, " Young man, I say unto the, arise," and 
the young man sat up and began to speak. How 
that poor mother's hcrsrt must have rejoiced, and 
how she must have loved and adored so good and 
holy a Saviour. 

Again, there was a dear friend of the Saviour's 
taken sick, whom he loved, named Lazarus ; his 
sisters Mary and Martha, whom the Saviour also 
loved, sent to him, saying, " Behold he whom 
thou lovcst is sick." When the Saviour came, 
Lazarus had been dead four days already. Mary 
and Martha met the Saviour sorro^ving, and said, 
"Lord, if thou hadst been here our brother would 
not have died," but the Saviour told them if they 
only would believe they should see ; he then went 
witlr the sisters to the place where Lazarus was 
l^uried, and bade his friends remove the stone 
away from the sepulclier. The Bible in relating 
this history says, "Jesus wept." Some of his 
friends that stood by said, " Behold how he loved 
him." How solcnni a scene ! Try to imagine, my 
dear children, our beloved Saviour weeping at the 



116 



THE PILGRIM. 



;:;ravc of his fricml. After the stone was removed 
lie cried ^rith. a loud voice, " Lazams, coaie iortli," 
aiid Lazarus iniriiedinlthj came forth. , Vrh.at a 
happy meeting that must liave been bof\veen the 
two sisters aiid brother; how they 'must have 
tried, if possible, to love their dear ' friend and 
Saviour more. 

Dear little " pilgrims," I have only given you 
a simple history of a x'^w of our blessed iSaviour's 
miracles, let me then entreat you to read and love 
your Bibles, where you can find much more than 
1 have told you, and also that v\-hich %sill make 
you " wise unto salvation.'' 

As ever, the little pilgrim's friend,. 

L. C. S. 



STORY OF JOSEPH. 



phar's wife, because he ^^•ould not consent to -her 
wickedness, had him cast into prison. This ap- 
peared very unfortunate, but it Mas the Lord's 
way. 

By .some offence, the King's butler and baker 
vra.s also cast into prison, and while tlicrc had 
dreams which gave them much concern, yet tiierc 
w"as none that could interpret them until Jo^C]ih 
done it for them. The one t\-as destroyed -while 
the other was released. J'oseph requestctl of the 
latter that v.hen it was well with liim he should 
also tliiuk kindly of hint and make mention of 
what he had done before the King. Every'ihinii 
happened as .Joseph said, but the butler foi-got all 
-about it, and left j^oor Joseph still in prison. 

(To he continued) 

V. ]*.IlI.TOX ReICiIAED. 



The Bible toils us that Joseph, the son of Jacob, 
and his beloved Rachel, his second wufe, was a 
•very good man, and Jacob, his father, liad a spec- 
ial regard for him, he gave him- a coat of many 
colors. Ou this account his brethren hated him. 
Wliile he was yet young he had two remarkable 
dreams which lie told his brethren, .and they ha- 
ted him yet the more. The first was : " Behold 
we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my 
siieaf arose, and also stood upright, and behoh.l 
yoiu' sheaves stood round about, arid made ob- 
eisance to my sheaf." And the other one ^\•as, 
" Behold, the suu and moon and eleven stars 
made obeisance to me." After tiiis his brothers 
went to feed their father's flock in Shechem. Af- 
ter they were gone a^vhi]o, Jacob Ijcgan to be un- 
easy about theui, and called Joseph and sent him 
out to them to see how they were getting along, 
and to know if they -were well or iiot, and when 
he di'ew nigh unto Shechem his brethren saw him 
and said one to another, " behold, tliat dreamer 
cometh, let us slay him and then see -w-iiat will 
become of his dreams," but Reuben said, " let us 
not kill him, l>ut cast him into the pit." ThiLS 
vou see, my dear young readers, that Godr takes 
eai'e of the good. In this act Reuben must have 
been touched by that little messenger whispering 
in his eai"s : " Do to otlicrs as }'ou would have 
them do to you." But to follow up the story : 
when Joseph canie to his, brethren they caught 
him and tore off' his coat of many coloi-s, and 
threw" him into the 2>it and commenced eating, 
when a company of Ishmaolite ijierchants, who 
were going down to Egypt, came that V/ay and 
the brethren of Joseph drew him out of the pit 
and sold him to the Ishniaelites for thirty pieces 
of silver, ^ud he was carried d wm to Egypt and 
sold to Potiphar, an ofiieer of the King, and when 
lie saw that the Lord Vv'as witji him, he. made him 
overseer of h.is house. But soon after this Pofi- 



Wor the Pilrfrim- 
De.vr Editors : — I am a reader oftliePiLGRijr. 
My fatlier takes it and I think it gives food for 
the soul if wx' carefully read and ti'casiu'e up what 
it contains. 1 notice that the young have a chance 
to cou.verse through the PiLGRur. I wish I could 
be the means of inducing many boys rind girls to 
come into the fold of Jesus while the mind is yet 
tender. I have been a member of the church ever 
since I Avas twelve 3'cars old. I am young yet. 
I have a sister younger than I am wlio joined the 
church last winter and I must say that every, time 
I see young folks come into the church it makes 
me "feeL so liappy to have them, with me, travel the 
narrow road that leads to life and peace. I live 
in the ^lillmine district. Brother John Wine is 
the bishop. David Troxcl, Henry Kuus and 
David Elory are the ministering brethren. Eli- 
sha Heiiricks and Benjamin Bowman are the visr 
iting bi;ethrcn. Now as this ^is my first attemjit 
in VN"riting for any of our papere, I will close thou^'h 
I may, at some future time, Avrite a more interest- 
ing letter for publication. 

Yours in the bonds of Gospel love, 

K-VTiE Teoxel. 
IlliU/ninc, lU. 



GOER ESPOI^DENCE. 

Kansas Gity, Mo., 1 
Maj 2m, 1870. j" 
Bno. EniTOE : — Having given notes of mv 
mission to the readei's of the Pilgriji until the 
lltli inst., I will now proceed. On the morning 
of the 16th I had the last meeting in the Bapttt^t 
church in the town of Hamilton, which truly was 
a solemn and impressive one. AVith thdse my 
dear nieiiibers with whom wc foi'raerly associated 
we liadc an affectionate fare- 



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well, which, was responded iiy tlio shedding _of 
tcavs, not cxjicctin^; to sec cr.ch other in this hfe 
any more. , I tliouglit of the time ap]iyonchiiig 
\\-hen our Avceping will bo turned into joy, and 
RC)->aration will be known no more for -ever. 

Leaving in the morning, the 17th, from H., in 
company \vith bro. ^Y. E. Sell and others, for 
Clinton' county, Smitii-forlt congregation, nipt 
v>-iththebrct]u-ent«.vice in a school house for worship 
with" fin attentive audience. The brethren have 
a commodious meeting house near Plattsburg, the 
only one in the State of Missouri, v.'here v,'e met 
with the church to attend to the ordinances of 
nod'is JVouse. 

Eld. ^y. Gish and Christian Holler, from Kan- 
sas, with other speakers*from neighboring dis- 
tricts, having gathered in to be pji-escnt at their 
Coinnnmion" jNIeeting, I truly felt refreshed and 
felt the Lord to be pjnesent, as" love and holy union 
prevailed in tlie assembly of the members. Good 
order and close attention to tlic -word spoken, 
showed, or indicated, on the part of the audience,' 
tiiat solemn and serious impressions had been 
made, and may we hope, result in true conversion, 
at least vritli some. AVe experienced a refreshing- 
from the' I^ord, and the presence ot the Holy Spir- 
it, in the attending to the Holy ordinances. 
God from heaven, witii reconciled countenance, 
smiled upon us in granting us a bcautifid day for 
the occasion. 

On the morning of the 22d vrc attended to 
church business, such as that church desired. Bro. 
Daniel D. Sell ordained, Elder of said church, 
perhaps tlie youngest of the whole church, one day 
less than 26 years. Bro. D. B. Gibson forwarded 
to the second degree in the niinistry, bro. Charles 
Hobbs elected to tlic vrord, and bro. AVm. Stretch 
and Isaac Shoemaker to be visiting brethren. 
Thev requested mc to state througli your col- 
. nnnis that tiiey wish traveling lircthren to make 
that their slopping place, as they will be met with 
A hearty reception. I found zeal manifested with 
prosperitv and success in their infant church, and 
pray God to bless the prosperity of Zion from the 
Atlantic to the Pacitic ocean. I'^oeling loath to 
part v,-ith my loving brethren and 'sisters, who 
treated mc so kindly, I could not refrain from 
siicdding tears while giving them the "parting 
hand, yet felt inward joy in the hope of our final 
salvation, knowing that tlie love flowing here will 
not cease to i!ow till we -w'iir all bo gatliol-ed fo- 
getiier in tlie regions of bliss, where love will !>e 
perfected, and all unitedly will enjoy God forever. 
Leaving Clinton county on the 23d, I came_ to 
Kansas City, where I met with a liearty reception 
with loving friends and brethren, who were anx- 
iously awaiting for us, as by some derangement of 
I lie enidne,' we. were dclavod several hours. As 



the bretliren have no organized church, though, 
about 16 members in the vicinity, and no speaker, 
I see the necessity of a church being organized. 
I write this letter 5 miles west of Kansas City, at 
bro. Frank Holsingcr's, formerly from our place. 
May 26th. — I preached in Kansas City last 
evening to an attentive audience. The brethren" 
here requests through the Pilgrim 'to announce 
that Alinlstcring Brethren traveling through the 
West should sto}) and preacli for them. Their 
yisit will be met with a hearty reception. They 
should makc'it known beforehand, the time of 
their coming. Address, George R. Holsinger, 
Box 1126, Kansas Ci ty. Mo. 

Yours in th<J bonds of love, 
■ More anon. Leoxaud Fuuuy. 



Dkak Pilgriji : — As I mentioned in my for- 
mer article of church news, I will try and give 
vou a brief sket(>h of the happy season wo enjoyed. 
Last Saturday ( JIa}'" 28th) v.'c assembled, we trust, 
to serve the Lord more fully, and obey his holy 
commands, as laid "clown in the scriptures. There 
■\verc present with us, brethren- George and John 
Brumbaugh, from the Clover Creek congregation, 
bro. John Holsinger, Irom Alum Bank, and bro. " 
Joseph. Beer, assistant editor in the Companio/i of- 
fice, laborers in the spreading of the gospel truths 
of Christ. They labored faithfully, and we trust, 
proiitably. One pi'ecious soul came forward, de- 
siring to" follow her blessed Lord and INIaster, and 
also to be buried with him in baptism, which was 
administered. There is surely joy in heaven 
among the angels, over one sinner that turns to 
God. • Many dear brethren and sisters from a 
distance, met witli us to surround the table of the 
Lord, to partake of his broken body and shed 
blood. How sensibly were we reminded of the 
last and grmt supper, wdiich*sliall bo partaken of 
bv those will) so live here, that they may obtain 
the crown, and sit with the glorified saints in 
heaven* How greatly I was . rejoiced to meet 
with the blessecl disciples, as I have for several 
seasons been deprived of that glorious privilege, 
on account of the affliction which resteth upon me, 
It may seem sad to some, when I note that I 
wa-s almost deprived crrn at this stated time. 
The words of the dear brotiicr, who vras -address- 
ing us, were raoye than my weak nevves C(iuld en- 
dure, and any one v>-ho has been similarly alHict- 
cd may imagine my suiTcrings. But what are 0!</- 
sufferings compated with those of our dear Savipur 
during his stay en earth "' '' These light aiilic- 
f ions," &c. In this trying liour the Lord did not 
(iJrget, nor forsake lis. 

On Sabbath morning, (May 29th) we again 

met with God's people for worship. Previous to^ 

; the rrgnlfiv sorv-ice, there \vas a call to the office of 



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deacon. Tlic call fell upon bro. Jobn Ecalcr, 
whose couipanioii came- out on the Lord's side the 
evening previous. Our beloved sister truly felt , 
the great responsibility resting upon her, being so 
young in the Lord's service. Dear" brethren and 
sisters, lot us not neglect to pray 'for tlio dear 
brother and sister, that he may, by the gracg of 
God, perforin his duty, and receive great encour- 
ageiiient from the sister, tliat, when they, vrith 
us, have finished this life's journey, may meet the 
" loved ones upon the sunny banks of deliverance. 

Tl'.e exhortations of the brethren were both iii- 
tcrestiug, and v,-e trust edifying. Oue more pre- 
cious soul ca}nc out on Christ's side and desired 
baptism, but the brethren postponed the time. 
Wliat would be the result, should God see fit to 
call her to yonder world ere the time lias arrived 
when the brethren ex})ect to lead- her into the 
watery grave ? Sliould baptism be deferred when 
the candidate requests it ? Will sonle brother cli- 
lighten me? 

The time now arrived Vi-licn some of us sliould 
separate. It makes us feel sad when we give the 
the parting hand -to those we love, but let us pre- 
pare to meet in that brigh.t Avorld -where parting is 
never known. At three p. m. we again assem- 
bled to close our long-to-be-remembcred meeting, 
by again worshiping God. Were most hear'tilv 
addressed by bro. Beer, from Rev. 22 : 17. "And 
the Spirit and the bride say come," &c._ Oh ! that 
all who were under the sound of his voice would 
heed to his timely warning, and come to the Sa- 
viour. Accept of tlie water of life freely, " while 
the lamp holds out to biu-n," and the brittle thread 
of life is still lengthenecl. Here we were .still 
brought nearer to the Saviour. How distressing 
should our afflictions seem, did we not liave the 
tender mercies of God's love to rest upon. I be- 
seechingly beg an interest in the prayers of my 
dear brethren and sisters, that I may hold out 
faithful in the great work before m_e, and gain that 
rich inheritance and dwell with the angels and 
archangels in yonder world of bliss. The Lord 
is always ready to respond to the call of h"s peo- 
ple, if they ask iu faith. 

Your sister, in the bonds of Christ, 

HoUidayshurg, Fa. Emily R. Stiflee. 

Dear Pilgrim: — I recently performed ashore 
pilgrimage to the District Meeting of Western 
Pa, We had a very pleasant interview with 
many dear fellow i^ilgrims. Our deliberations 
were characterized by love and good will. On 
my way liome, I passed South to the D. CM. of 
W^cst Va. Met a number of loved ones and had 
a Model Council. West Ya. had nine congrega- 
tions represented, and but one question to decide. 
There M'crc four or five more set out on their pil- 
grimage. ]May they endure unto the end. 



Our communion in the Ten-mile congregation, 
Yv^asliiugton county, l^a., came off on the 2istand 
22nd inst. We had no foreign assistance in the 
ministry, (wliy thns neglected I cannot tell) but 
we had a good meeting. ' There was one added to 
ourjittle Zion by baptism, and two more applica- 
tions. I pray tliat that the ark of the Lord may 
move forvrard. Yonvs, 

Scenery Iliill, Pa. • Jonx Wise. 

EXTRACT. 



Philadelphia, ] 
May 30th '70. j' 

I will just say heje, to.-morrow afternoon, at 
2 o'clock, our old sister Langstroth will be buried. 
She died last ^Friday. She M'as a daughter of old 
bro. Peter Keyser. 

We had a baptism last Stiftday . There were three 
added to tlie church. May God give them strengtli 
to resist all the temptations of their former lives, 
and. live to bo ornaments to the church on eartJi 
and when called away, niay they receive bright 
and glorious crowns in our Father's' Kingdom. 
We had our eoramunion meeting on last Tuesday 
evening, and had a. very pleasant meeting. 

M. M. Custer. 

EDITOR'S DEPARTMENT. 

Our list has been . encouragingly going up 



for the last tv,:o weeks, having added about fifty 
new names a week. Bro. J. Plank, by a little ef- 
fort raised us tiiA'enty-one in one day, and bro. 
Mohler, of Covington, Ohio, by a little effort, 
raised twenty-five for tlieir Sunday-school . There 
are many other Sunday-schools that would add 
interest and life to their schools by following the 
same example. For little boys and girls to re- 
ceive a new paper every Sunday morning, as their 
own, is quite a_ treat, and doubtless will command 
a regular attendance. We have on hajid several 
hundred back numbers which we will send free to 
any one for distribution in Sunday-schools, or for 
general introduction. This is certainly liberal 
enough. Who will liiive them ? We will gladly 
send them to any one who will use them for good. 
A little effort, friends, is all that is needed to give 
the PiLG-RiM a large circulation. We have not 
heard of a single dissatisfaction in regard to its 
character, and the only objection is its size, and 
that we ■v^•ill make all riirlit in duft time. 



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In order that the Pii.GRm may coutiuue to be 
iastructivc and interesting, m'c would kindly so- 
licit our contributors to sujiply us with plenty of 
copy. Anything of this kind will be gladly re- 
ceived. Let us have the benefit of your spare mo- 
ments in laboring for the cause of Jesus. In this 
way the most humble and impretending may 
preach to large 'congregations, and thus profitably 
improve thc'v talenis. l.Iiich good has been and 
may still be done in this way. Come then into 
the army of the Lord ond hdp us fight his 
battles. 



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Cumberland Cliurch, J. A. Garrett and wife, of 
McConnellsburg, Fulton co.. Pa., were received as 
ifiembers of the Church of the Erethven. -As they 
are not acr|uainted with any members living near 
them, it would be well enough for the membci's of 
the district to which they belong, to visit them 
and make their acquaintance, also traveling breth- 
Tcn passing that way should call v/ith them. Bro. 
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Youi's with respect, 

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Meehanickshurg, Pa. 

Last week, we were officially, informed that 
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Brother Brumbaugits : — Please announce 
through the Pilgriji that we, tiie brethren in the 
Shade Creek congregation intend holding a love- 
feast commencing on the lotli of Juno, the Lord 
willing, and a general invitation is given, especi- 
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John Custer. 



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D. K. Teeter, 
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David Bochtel, 
J. H. Garmen, 
r. H. Kurtz, 
A. B.Shinafelt, 
C. K. Burkholder, 
David Goodyear, 
Ab"ncr Erindle, 
Jesse Roop, 
Dr J H Wiutrode 
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Katie Reichard, 
.losepli D. Nehr, 
John Lutz, Sr., 
V. Reichard, 
D. Longeneckcr, 
Eld. L. Furry. 
J. Raffeusberger, 
John H. Smitli, 
Adam HoUinger, 
Blihu Moore, 
John Plank, 
Henry CUia', 

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John Mikcsell, 
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Miss E. R. Stiller, 
D. D. Shively, 
Susan C. Shcllar, 
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J. A. Garrett, 
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J W Brumbaugh, 
Katie Reichard, 
Daniel Keller, 
Eld. L. Furry. 



Q-ARBER — In the Antietam congregation, Washington 
county, Md.., on the 25th of April, brother Joseph 
IGarOjEK, aged C6 years, 10 moutlis, and 13 days. 

On last Sabbath brother Joseph was with us at meeting, 
about four miles from home, in usual health j returned 
home in the afternoon, ar.d at 7 o'clock in the eveningVaa 
stricken down with paralysis, and on Monday morning at 
3 o'clock was a corpse. Truly in the midsj; of life wc are 
in death. 

The occasion was improved by brethren 11. Kgontz, I. 
Price and others from 1 Cor .5:1, 

Jos. F. ROHREE. 

In the Jlouutain YaUey Church, Green co., Tcnn., on the 
13th bf iSfovember, 1800, Sistek JIalinda, consort of 
Bro. Nehemiah Fry. Disease, pneumonia and typhoid 
Fever. 

She was about thirty years of age, and a worthy mem- 
ber of the church for about four years. Funeral attended 
to on the first Sunday of May, by Bro. Isaac Billhimcr and 
Hcnrv Brubakcr, Jr., from John .T : 2.V20. 



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Cc-n-o,ioi\ia T^liure there will be conveyances. BcinCcr- 
rogorda by Saturday. By order of the church. 

• " " .Tonx Metsgak. 

Jos. IlExracKS. 



Trine Immersion, 

Discussion on trine immersion, by letter, between Eider 
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dialogue ou tlie doctrine of uon-resistanoc, by -Elder B. 
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VOL. Iv.^ 



JAMES CREEK, JUNE 14,- 1S70. 



>TO. IG. 



ESSAY DEPAHTMENT. 



I' I -.li; !.<; =??? 






'•fUuliold r stancVat the tfbor, ami -^iffiock : ■ If any man 
iioai' my. ,yqico and open tlic door, I >viU come into liim, 
and -will snp ■with him, and he \Yith7mB." 

Sweet Guest, dear Guest, no more 
I lock the lo'U''.. dim door, . , . 
Where* long T.-ith'patience satcc t 
' itave strayed Thj- weary feet ; 
"Withdrawiug Bolt and L-ar, 
I set it no'w ajar. ' 

It is a poor, dark jjlace, 
Unworthj- of such grace ; 
For through its pane, dusl-doep. 
Only the shadows creepj 
And thick have- spiders spun 
Nor left space for the saji. .,,; . • i 

'■.,.,.'-111.., 
Apd lierc.no rich bainqu'et 
Befitting Thee is set ; 
Not evgn hrci^d is mine ; 
I have, np food, no wine. 
No dama'sic tine, no silver cup — 
Hov\', then, with me,. <}an.'..^t slip ? 

O, tlial it were but cican ! 

Foraaii'&t.T;liP.ti really. jpcail 
• •« To come and sup :wherf in. ' 

■*'• Only fold guests have been — 

A dusty dwelling wlierc 

AH empty is and bare. ' ', 

f 'Iff 'I /[ft . 
. Sweet Guest, dear Gucstj if iThbu 

In suclx canst go, come now ! . : 

O, come ! hungry I wait 

Longing,_ repentaiit, late, 

"Witlidra-w eaCli^^^^Wlt ana^ai-- novo ,-!i'. 

And set my door ti.!a1-. ' '''^■"* !■"■■•■"' 



For the Pilgrim." 

PLEASUS.ES OF RELIGTOX." ' 

■ -lyfi^r 'r'. 

Dear iPiTlefeiM: — This morning,- beiiift- wet 
and rainy, -vvc v.dll not be able to get to meeting. 
I, , fLiiereforc, feci like improving: tlie ,timc by 
writing a fcv/ lines to. our young friends. • My 
fev,'^ remarks shall be based upon the " plcasiire.s of 
religion.'' Iri Proverbs 3:17 we read, " Her 
ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths 
are paths . of piace." From'tki.S' ■p'e.I&arii that 
j those who are in that way, which the Lord has 
polluted Out in His Grospel, have peace and pleas- 
iire;:jj'It is an undeniable fact that the great ob- 
I ject sought after by the yoiingis pleaaiji;e, and laui- 
i entable to say, so inany of us ; chbo.se the, pleag- 
I ures of this Avorld, -which arc calculated to lead i\sto 
1 on unliappy end. Mosos, who became the.meek- 
I est of all men, chose, rather toi&nffer. affliction with 
i the people of God than to enjoy the ploasui'cs of 
} sin for a season, and M'hyi.does he make this 
I clioice-? Because he esteemed the reproaches of 
I Clirist greater riches than the ti-easures of Egypt, 
i for lie had respect to the recompense of reward. 
; It is true, mj' friends, that the christian will have 
i some affliction to endure, but when we have the 
right spirit we will confess, with Moses .of old, 
I that it is: better to suffer affliction with the peo- 
' pie of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sLn tor 
a season. Let us, for a raoment,,-look at the pleas- 
ures of this world, Avhlch accompany the cariial 
mi«d,. and see where tliey will lead us to. ; Those 
of my young friends wlio are now enjoying the 
pleastirG ofisin, who frequent thcbaJl a^oQin,! .at- 
tend the meny dance, and enjoy, the giddy and 
wieked'Society of this world, kt-jijib admonish you, 



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as a lover of your souls, to abstain from such com- 
pany and turn your back to such folly, for they 
will lead you to a miserable end ; knowing as we 
do, that we have but once to pass through this 
world, and in all probability some of us will soon 
be called upon to exchange this for the otlier 
world. Then lot us improve the time given us 
to insure that peace of mind which will give unto 
us that true pleasure and happiness which M'ill 
continue when heaven and earth will have passed 
away. Your unworthy servant is not very flxr 
advanced in years, nor in experience, but his short 
experience has taught him that there is no real 
and lasting pleasure in this world, but that we 
must look beyond tliis world of trouble, trial, and 
temptation for true happiness. Thank the Lord 
that this privilege is granted us. The way has 
been opened, the plan ofsalvation has been reveal- 
ed unto us. Now the work lies before us, will 
we reject this offer of mercy which has cost the 
blood of bur blessed Redemer, and enjoy the pleas- 
ures of sin for a season as did the rich man of 
Avhom we have an account of as beiu"- dressed in 
purple and fine linen, and who fared sumptuously 
every day, then to be cast into hell there to raise 
our eyes, and behold our christian friends in the 
Paradise of God ? Or Avill we accept the plan of 
salvation by doing the commandments which have 
been given unto us through the Gospel of our 
Lord Jesus Christ, and eventually have a right 
to the tree of life an.d enter in through the gates 
into the city, there to receive that crown wliich 
the apostle Paul received and which is held in 
reservation for all that love the appearing of our 
Lord. The christian certainly enjoj's a degree of 
pleasure in this world. There is pleasure in our 
social meetings, when we can meet and talk about 
Jesus and the good He has done for us. There 
is also pleasure when we meet together to perform 
the ordinances which we are commanded to do in 
anticipation of that great meeting which will take 
place in the other world. There is even pleasure 
in stooping down and washing our brethren's feet 
when we have the right spirit within us ; and the 
reason why it is pleasant is, because our Lord 
and INIaster has told us to do so. Now dear 



young friends, are you not almost persuaded to 
be christians ? May God persuade you altogeth- 
er. The Yoke of Christ is easy. Hear what He 
says ; " Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, 
for I am meek and lowly in heart and ye shall find 
rest to your souls, for my yoke is easy and my bur- 
den light." Do j'ou love pleasure? I know you do, 
then seek it in Christ's Kingdom, and not in the 
ways of sin. There is nothing in religion that is 
really unpleasant, even that which seems to be so. 
Repentance, selfdeuial etc is rendered easy by the 
grace of God. And were it not so, what are the 
pains of a moment to the pains of Eternity ! But 
the fact is, there is far more pleasure in religion 
now, than there is in sin, and we are sure that it 
will end better. 

With these few remarks we leave ■ you in the 
care of God, hoping tliat we may all consider on 
our way. 



BoxOjle Fipe Creek, Md. 



D. R. Sayi.ek. 



FAITH. 



For the Pilgrim. 



BY BROTHER " EOTGELY. 



In all ages of the world, since man has imder- 
stood M"hat it is to be ruled, he has sought assid- 
uously for a being to M'orship, a being in whom 
he could place implicit confidence, one to trust. 
Adam saw God, wallvcd with Ijim. Many others 
since that time have done the same thing, but the 
masses have been compelled to worship blindly, 
that is, they had only the inner sense or intuition 
to teach them there was a Jehovah. 'Tis true 
they had priests and learned men to teach them 
these things, but they might have required a jn'oof 
of what was taught, and failing in obtaining this, 
have denied the doctrine. 

The pagan worships his god with the same im- 
plicit trust, for, though he can see , the image be- 
fore which he bows, he must have blind confi- 
dence in the deeds which it is said to perform, for 
he has never seen them. So it is Mnth the hea- 
then who worsliips some living animal. He sees 
it move, knows it has life, but he lias no evidence 
that it has ever performed the miracles in Avhich 
he is taught to place his trust. It must be all in 
the dai-k. 

This- is Faith, the faith for which we all 
should strive, the faith that shows itself every 
hour, every moment of our lives. We have evi- 
dence of a Ruler, a higher Being than we, for can 



THE PILGRIM, 



123 



Ave understand the vast universe by which we are 
surrounded ? But an implicit trusting, unques- 
tioning faith is wliat we want. 

The distinction between belief and faith is clear, 
tliough the one is sometimes confounded with the 
other. " The devils believe and tremble." Theirs 
is belief, not faith. 'V oltaire, one of the greatest 
infidels that ever lived, with all his philosoj^hy, 
all his logic, could not drive the belief from his 
mind that there was a God, that there was a su- 
perior mind over ruling this Viist universe, strive 
as he might, and upon his death-bed he exclaim- 
ed, " Would to God that I had a few more days of 
life in which to undo what I have accomplished 
during the time that I have lived," thus, at his 
death ackno\vledging his belief in that God whose 
existence he had been striving for a life time to 
deny. He, too, believed, but with fear. Such a 
belief is not faith. We must have that trusting 
confidence that fears no harm, that does not trem- 
ble when the object of its adoration comes near, 
though he be tlie xVll-Terrible. This is the true 
faith ; the faith Abraham possessed when about 
to sacrifice his only sou for his God's sake ; the 
faith that was Daniel's when thrown into the lion's 
den ; the faith that sustained the Hebrew youths 
in the midst of the fiery furnace. 

Such is the faith, the perfect confidence, the im- 
plicit trust we should all have — a faith that feels 
no fear, that knows not .but to obey. Trust like 
this is well worth seeking, for the God we trust is 
an all merciful one, and if we love him, we will 
believe him, and not only believe in him, but 
have FAITH in him. Is not this faith then, worth 
striving for ? It will bring peace and happiness, 
and tlius only can true happiness be found. 

For the Pilgrm. 
"ONE .BODY." 



RY C. H. BALSBAUGH, 



The more widely the Brotherhood extends, and 
the more strictly they exemplify their principles, 
the greater the hostility they awaken from those 
*' who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the 
synagogue of Sata,n." Eev. 2:9. That christians 
should be visibly one, as to the ultimate end of 
faith, is a truth so strenuously insisted on in the 
scripture , and so frankly conceded by all so- 
called orthodox denominations, that argunient to 
prove such oneness is quite unnecessary. Goto 
what sect we will, we find agreement on a union 
of faith in Christ as a mere sentiment, union of 
effort for the conversion of the world, and union 
in relation to the object which waits for accom- 
plishment by such oneness, The sectiiriau world 
has not the hardihood to deny the oneness of the 
church, but is careful to restrict it to such things 



as will not interfere with its own theologic inven- 
tions. The cry of Christendom now is for union ; 
but it is to be an amalgamation of aims and in- 
terests, allowing each sect and each individual to 
follow "cunningly devised fiibles " instead of "the 
oracles of God," in whatever pertains to the in- 
stitutions of the Gospel. The subjugation of the 
world to Christ is the object, or claimed to be, 
but every one is to fight under his own flag, as 
though Emmanuel were waving more that one ban- 
ner over his followers. " One Lord, one Faith, one 
Baptism," is to be minced fine enough to supply 
the ever-increasing horde of sectism with as many 
faiths and baptisms as will suit their rebellious 
natures. They are to have one Lord, and by a 
strange sort of alchemy the various creeds and 
sprinklings and potirings and baptisms are to be 
fused into one. If a hundred modes of applying 
water obtain among these who claim one Lord, it 
is still one baptism, because it is by faith in Christ. 
So say these creed-makers. Such logic, if indeed 
there is any logic about it, is the masterpiece of 
the enemy. If Christ is worth loving and be- 
lieving in, and' is a single, undivided ofiject of 
faith, then the faith that unites us to him must 
also be one, in essence and expression. The un- 
ion of the church relates to his person primarily, 
and to his institutions secondarily, aud no two 
can be brethren in him who are at variance in his 
ordinances. We have no greater certainty that 
there is but one Christ, than that there is but one 
baptism. Christ is one not only in his purpose, 
but in his person ; so baptism is one not only in 
its signification, but in its mode. So of all ordi- 
nances of the christian church. 

Those who make the Bible their only text- 
book, cannot err in any fundamental matter, and 
all these must necessarily have one faith. God 
never had, nor cannot have, converse ideas in re- 
lation to the same thing, and why should we? 
What he has revealetl as a fact, without unfold- 
ing the contents of the fact, Ave must believe as 
revealed. We are assured, for instance, that the 
body, after dissolving into tlie original elements, 
Avill be reconstructed, and configured to the ever- 
lasting beauty of Christ's glorified humanity. 
The fact of the re&iuTection is as indisputable as 
that of death. But the philosophy or jiroccss of 
it is lefl to our sanctified imagination. . None can 
solve the mystery, nor need A\'e. Paul pronounces 
those /bo/s Avho deny the resuscitation of the body 
on account of the difficulties that enshroiKl the 
subject. The same is true of baptism," There is 
no more reason in the denial of trine inimersion, 
as the mode that has the Divine sanction, than in 
the denial of our OAvn existence. What is a mat- 
ter of revelation can ncA'er be made a matter of 
speculation, without impeaching the Divine wis- 
dom and nullifying the Divine authority. Be- 



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fore Christ camo, the world had groaned and | wiuit Ko $ajyg.k>YyQU^,<>yti<5,St\ys, .'"'stK^ 
traA'ailed 4000 years to find its waj to h'glit and j of me, %■ I ani inaek andflp^J^Jy-i^.hea^■}:, and yo^., 
rest and peace: but it is emphatically declared j ehall f.ud rest to your, s^iila.'' TJl^eu as the appf- 
that^itAr ?fo/-?^Z /»/ td^'ioz/i /i;?"!ei<' >J0^ GotZ." Since 
the advent of Jesus, Christendom has been toiling 
as iiard to find the meauing and mode of baptism 
:md other ordiuauvyCS iu the. christian ritual, as the 
pagan philosoph.ers ever did to gain a. truthfid 
conception of the Divine being and character. Is 
not this a burning shame ? If God lias given 
indeSiiite revelation of his will, 



such a meagre 
that we must quarrel for centuries about the 
])lainest statements, why has lie given us any rev- 
elation at all ? If there is any real ground for 
dispute in relation to what is essential in the ordi- 
nances of t!io church, we are in a more perplexing 
condition by i-evelation than tije Ircathen without 
it. If his glory is our only end, we will also al- 
low him his riglitful sujjremacy in the one vbap- 
t.isin which unites as with the one body. 



CHRIST 



ONCE A LITTLE CHILD. 



] 



tie safys,' •' irn9>ving the terr,9r of the Ijord, w 
pei-sivadeall nieu.'"' I would therefore pex'suade, 
all persons to come to Christ, and try to make, 
their pcacCj palling and elecfloa sure. Oh, work; 
while it is called to-day, f jr. your time may soon' 
conic' rtp a close, for life is; uncertain. Let me 
entreat you, then, to prapai'c to meet thj^ God in 
peace, tliat when that great and notable day of 
the Lord suali, come, that you niaj- Sand justi- 
fied in the presence of Goclj and)V>5"-?-' the wel- 
come voice say unto you, " come yQ bkBSjctl of in . 
father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you." 
Chaki-otte I. Masters. 



THIXK OF 



For iJi« pUgrim. 
THE POOE. 



Jesns Christ vras the son of God. He came in- 
to this world to seelc and to save lost sinners. He 
was born in Bethlehem, in the land of Judea, and 
was laid in a manger, for there v/as no room for 
his parents in the inn. He was a poor child, yet 
he was the son of God. And Gt)d sent an angel 
to tell some good men that took care of sheep in 
the field, that the son of God wa.s born on earth. 
It was night, but the glory of the Lord siione 
around them and made it liglit like day. They 
wore afraid, but the angel said, " fear not, I bring 
you glad tiduigs of great joy : a ciiild is born in 
the city of David, who shall save men from their 
sins." Oh ! what good news w;ts this to all who 
repent of sin, and fear the anger of God. Then 
the angels began to sing praises to God, and many 
•more, yea, a whole mulrilucle came from heaven 
to join them, and all sang togetiier, " Glory to 
God on high, peace on earth, and good will to 
jnen." What a sweet and joyfal song! "W'as 
■c\-cr music heard on earth like this? Do you 
liope one day to sing the praise of God with an- 
gels and holy men iu heaven? Then you must 
forsake sin, love God and obey liis commaud- 
ments. The men who hcai-d this song of the an- 
gels, left their flocks in the field and went to the 
manger to worship him. Wise men from the east 
went to sec him, and gave liim gifts. • God made 
a bright star to go before them, which tltey saw 
in the east, and it came and stood over where the 
young cliild was. When they saw the child thev 
foil doAvn and woi-shipcd liiin, and allied him 
tlieir Lord andSavioiu'. Tiic child grew and w;ts 
wi^e and go;>d,'and'iir.all things he- did the will i orally i 
of God. : If vou ivivh i'-- be like- Jeeus, lis!-:^n to vanl:i:v 



Dear JBrefhreti and Sisters :^— 'My mind In, 
been engaged on diuferent subjects v.-hile endeav- 
oring to wi-ite something for the Pji.gkim. that 
might be of some benefit to us, in stirring up our 
nunds to a deeper sense of our dut)-, and the oaa 
that I have chosen I fear is too little tiiQughtW^' 
by many. I say, thought of. Yes, how many of 
our poor, brethren do we see in needy circumstan- 



ce.5, and wa seem as though v.e did not notice 
them, much less lend a helping hand. Think of 
the poor, " for theire is the kiugxlom- of heaven. 
How niucli true religion do we see with tiio 
poor. . Christ appears to have taken them unde^' 
his special charge. His Gospel was preached tp 
the poor, and_oue of the signs sent to John, tho 
Baptist, was, '• To the poor the Gasjiel is preach- 
ed."' AVith his ownhand^-by creative jHjwer, he 
fed the poor, after having followed, and heard 
Isim gladly until tliey became faint and hungry. 
Y\'e have reason to b(iiLci:e_that his miracles, in a 
large majority of instanccSi; v.-ere- wrought upon 
the poor, and for thciiLxiwn benefit. The Apos- 
tles at Jerusalem were anxious that Paul should 
remember the poor, and when Christ shall sit in 
judgment he will make inquisition concerning all 
that we have done, or failed to do, in regard to the 
hungry, the naked,- the stranger, the prisoner ami 
the sick, and as much as we liave" done, or failed 
to do, to one of the, least of them, we have done, or 
.fiiilal to do,; to him. I think there are very .great 
reasbrfs why we should- think of thepo^r.,.. When 
it is well with.us \ce should remember: tliem,and 
when \ve hear the cold, wintery storms beaUng 
against our comlbrtable habitatigns, where we are 
securely sheltered, feci, waruied,-and \ye!l supplied 
M'ith good books, surrounded' by our children and 
' kind friciids, weshould remember kindly and lib- 
' • rwo not favored with suchiMV 
;i.\nAn Jani: M. Ettek. 



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YOUTH'S DEPAETMEHjv 



1 ■ s < 'OUR AGEMEXT FOR 
PILGRIMy. 



. For ilio Piujrim. 

THE YOUNG 



- And the soul of the people was much drseonmgOfLJje*! 
catise. of (thd way. ' '— Nrat. 31 :. i. • 

' 'Mydc"" voting bi'ctliTCn and sisters^ m the 

LokI, v,i'th gVcetiiig^J I address yoh, aud if I .cau 

.•oiufori voii on voitr pilgHtnago to Zion, I -Nvillbc- 

pleased to do so. I am not ignorant, ■ no*^^ alto- 

o-etiier without ex-Dcrlenro of a young ciiKrtian s 

Tife and tise trials along his ]iath\vay tin-ongh t its 

\vorld of temptation.- The text wlneh heads this 

address is an exhibition of it. 
Tlieiourncvingsofthochiklreuoflsraelthrotign 

the wildcrncis to the promised earthly Cana'un. 
beantiftdivportravs the cliristian'.s journey tlfrongh 
£Ms life of sin and temptation to the heavenly land 
rtf promise. The literal trials and privations they 
metand-cudtired by the way, the christian pil- 
grim meets in the spirit. In^this case tuey were 
makino-^a compass, or journey around the land 
of Edom, and it apjiears tlk; way vras a kird one 
to travel, so that their souls .were discouraged be- 
eauseofit, and forgetting the hand that brought 
tliem through the Red Sea, they spakc^ against 
Ood, and against •Isioses, ^'whereupon have, ye 
brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilder- 
ness,1for there, is no bread, wc'JA-iCv is there any.ynx- 
ter, and our soul loatheth this light bread." _ To 
be without bread and water on a horrid road m a 
howlino- wilderness, surely is not to bc-coyeted, 
and the thought of dying in such a place is im- 
iileasant. But to speak against their God Wxio 
luiddonesucbgreat things for thorn, was mfinttcly 
worse. Tliev were not slain by the angel of the 
Eordiu the "night of the paasover, neither were 
ihey drowned in the waters of the Read: sea, nor 
killed by the thunders of Mount Sinai. So these 
icars of starving for want- of brcatl, or perishing 
for want of water, and so dying in tlie wilderness 
were groundless,- • Their safety was in God...^ ;, ;. 
So with the christian's journey Wvrough this life. 
It is over a wav besat wttTi many dangers; towr 
(■ring peaks, "yawiiing chasms and daugea-otis 
mvArk mires are fouad\\ll along its ■ borders;, ; and 
tlvoiigli the old veteran may have no feare, -the 
voung tremble as thev go along this (ku)geroiis 
road. The world with its gaudy aikremcnts 
])rovc a dangerous precipice on the one side, and 
the ties of friendship with former associations on 
the otiier; vvitli many doubts and fears before 



' L'xtreme. The love of money and honor is a 
1 quack mire into wliieh Simon fell, Diotrcphcs 
Urom the towering peak ol'thc love of ■preeminence 
rejected the bretliien. Demos stumbled and fell 
over the precipice of the love nf this jrre sent icorhK 
Hymeneus and Alexander siii [lAvrecked on the 
slmals of no faith, and were delivered to. Satan. 
; ■ ^ My dear ciiristian friends,- alarming as the vray 
'miay seem to you, there is really no just cause v,-hy 
yoii should fe'ar to travel on it, ov that your soul 
should become discouraged in the journey. Jesus, 
,your frjend and Saviour, has traveled over it be- 



fore you, and dttngerous as it may seem to you, 

le has laid and paved a sure and safe path, on 

safeh 



von may pass 



Dot a hair of your 



tiiem, often bring their courage low. And re 
ineinl)cr!ng the niany, yea \-ery many, who have 
been wrecked on tliek dangerous enemies of <:liri 



which , J J.--- .w 

head being hurt. Only keep near to him and yon 
arc safe. He tells you in the word you shall have 
tribulation, but bids yi.in to be of good cheer, lie 
has overcome the world. He is _a rock that is 
hirjher than yon, rest yourself in its shade; He 
is '"a friend that sticiu<tli closer than a brother, 
stick to him and lie will stick to you. Are you 
tempted to do anytliing not taught in the Scrip- 
tures ? no matter who bids yon, it is the devil, 
and by doing it, you will fall into trouble in the 
end. " Look to Jesus how to arercome the tempter. 
(Matt. 4: 4-7). Are you tempted to look on the 
o'lories and fashions of the kingdoms of this world ; 
Ts ith its y\-ealth and preferments? Though yoiir 
nearest friend on earth induce you to look on it 
with pleasure, it emeuates from the wicked one. 
Look to the Lord Jesus and learn of him how to 
overcome it. Care not for the world, it lies in 
wickedness, and knoM's not the power of godli- 
ness. 

Mfvou arc the Lord's he knows them that are 
his, and he knows how to deliver the godiy out 
of all trouble ; his mark is set on them, and he 
knows them afar off. The wicked may sometimes 
appear not to be in trouble like the godly are. It 
was for this that Asaph said, " God is good to suelt 
as are of a clean heart. Bit*- as for me my feet 
were almost gone ; my steps had vrell nigh slipp- 
ed. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw 
the prosperity of the wicked." — Psl. 75. These 
he tliought were liot in trouble, like other, men, 
neither,. were they plagued like other men. He 
thought he had cleansed his heart in vair. "Un- 
til! went into the sanctuary of God ; then undcr- 
.'7'tood I the etu].,. Surely thou did'st Set theni^ on 
silppery places:' thou castcd'st them down into 
destruction."^ » ■ . . ' 

This, dear'young brethren and sisters, is, and 
will be the end "of all the ungotlly, while the 
righteous have the promise of God to be delivered 
oiTt of all their troubles, and iu the end shall 
shine like stars in the firmanent for ever and ever. 
The "closet," the place, of secret prayor, is the 



)een wrecked on these tlangerons enemies ot viuift- I -■■■■> ^■"■'^'■j '■■, i ■ •. -, , ^ .•' .',, 
kiS the wav seems to^thpm .4armiu- in, tbc^! y^ape ^^;l?<J¥c God has pronusedttMncet xvMh you. 



126 



THE PILGRIM. 



Are you tempted to evil, arc you weak in the 
faith ; go tlicre. Do gloomy tears and evil for- 
bodiugs arise in you inind, or docs your proud 
heart and carnal mind trouble you, go where Je- 
sus may be found. Approach the mercy seat and 
kneel down befcrc your God ■with an humble 
heart and meek spirit. Pray to your father M'ho 
sees in secret and he will give you an open reward. 
Speak out in an audible voice if you feel so, if 
not, only whisper, and should you feel so burden- 
ed that only your lips move, or your soul groan 
before God, he understands the meaning of your 
soul, and will give you what you want. 
Your friend, 

D. P. Sayler. 
Double Pipe Creek, Md. 

GQREESPQNDENGE, 

FxVYETTEVILLE W. Va., ) 

Mai/ 27th, 1870. / 

Dear PiLC-rvi.At : — In response to your request 
for church neAVS, I will send you a few liiies by 
way of a brief history of the cliuroli in this section 
since its first having'lbeen planted in this part of 
the Lord's domain. 

The first brother that emigrated to this county 
is s'till living. It is about 14 years ago since he 
came here as a living witness of the truth as it is 
in Christ. Later, a feiV traveling ministering 
brethren came through here and raised the stand- 
ard -of pure religion. In 1858 brother John 
Thomas — brother to the lamented Eld. Daniel 
Thomas deceased— moved here, being young in 
the ministry. Soon quite a number embraced 
the doctrine of the Gospel, and the church seemed 
to be in a prosperous condition. But alas ! the 
black cloud of civil Avar came with dreadful fu- 
ry, scattering the Brethren in various directions. 
I was but young in the ministry and W'as com- 
pelled, for safety, to flee Avith my family to the 
North. Brother Thomas soon followed and the 
little band of believing children became discoura- 
ged. After the smoke and din of Avar had passed 
jind order was again restored, I returned to this 
county, found some fcAV of the faithful here yet 
and went to Avork as the Lord did give liberty 
to jircach the Avord and try to reorganize the rem- 
nant of the once prosperous congregation. Bro. 
A. Hutchison, a young minister, moved here and 
.became a strong pillar in defense of the truth. 
Soon Ave discovered signs of prosperitj^, and aa'c 
soon gathered together, through the Avorkings of 
the Lord, a fcAv score that Avere Avilling to em- 
brace and Avalk in the true faith. Then came 
Eld. Samuel Hutchison as a residenter amongst us 
though too much afflicted to labor in ptiblic, yet 
he is a great help to the prosperity of Zion. Bro. ' 



A. Hutchison has moved to the Avest, and the 
burden of preaching the AVord rests, at present, up- 
on your uuAvorth}' Avriter. The calls are manv, 
and the territory large and much of it rugged, but 
Avhen souls are at stake, Ave should not falter in 
our duty though at times Ave feel as though the 
task is too scA'ere for a poor frail mortal, but 
thanks be to the Lord, He is a toAA'er of strength 
to them that trust in him. HaA'e no reason to be 
discoui'aged at the present state and prosperity of 
the church. Hope, by the mercies of God, to be 
able to report good, news by and by, nothing spe- 
cial at this time. Last Lord's day attended an 
appointment Avhere it Avas expected to rccciA'e, by 
baptism, an aged man but AA'Iien I arriA'ed there, 
learned he had been buried the CA-ening before. 
Put off attending to his spiritual interests — at his 
OAvn request — 50 hours too long, ctfter having lived 
in the world 70 years. He had been for some 
years a member of the Baptist church, but Avas 
made to see that he Avas not obeying tlie all 
THINGS required in the Gospel. 

Yours fraternally, 

J. S. Floey. 



CoA'ixGTON, Ohio, 1 
June 2d, 1870. j 

DecLr Brethren and Editors of Pilgrim : — I 
send to you again for more Pilgrims. Enclose d 
please find draft and stamps to , the amount of 
, for Avliich you Avill please send fifteen cop- 
ies more of the Pilgeiji. This amount for ■ fif- 
teen counts at the same rate that Ave got the oth- 
ers at. I did not knoAV your rules in relation to 
that, Avhether you only send twenty-fiA'e copies at 
those rates or as many more as may be desired, 
[the more the better. — Ed.] so I sSnd you this 
amount and you Avill please send the fifteen copies 
and if it is not enough, please inform me, and I 
Avill remit the balance as soon as I hear from you. 
[It is all right.-Er)]. Please be sure and send them 
next AA^eek, as the}^ ai-e much desired in our school. 
I think that the Pilgrim avIU be the means of 
doing much good, consequently may the Lord 
bless both editors and contributors, so as to fill up 
the little messenger Avith liA'cly and wholesome 
matter, such as Avill encourage the little ^lilgrim on 
his journey, as well as those that are older,, and 
also be a means to shoAV the Avay to those that 
have not as yet, embraced the religion of Jesus. 
This is our Avish and prayer. 

I remain, yours as ever, 

John M. Mohi,ek. 

AVe give the above to show hoAv the Pilgrim 
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second as a real -want. This iiow makes forty 
copies for the Covington school, and we fondly 
liojic that niaTiy little boys and girls, as well as 
the "big" ones, may become both better and 
wiser before their })rescnt tci-m cxjiires. Will not 
some of them try their liaud at writing for the 
PiLGP.ist ? Let us have your ideas and we will 

put them together. 

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JMarsiiali. City, Iowa, \ 
June 3d, 1870. / 

K"oTES CdSTiNUED : — After having a very in- 
teresting meeting in Kansas City on the evening 
of the 25th of jNIay, I left on the Lawrence and 
Topeka E. R. for Medina, where I was met by 
bro. S. U. Brown's son, who took me to Osawkee, 
Jefferson co., Kansas, where we had five meetings, 
and I hope to some benefit. Two were added in 
in that church. The brethren have a conifoi'table 
' meeting-liouse in the town. I left tliere on the 
31st for my next appointment. In Effington I was 
to leave at 4 p. m. on a mixed train, which failed, 
and disarranged the whole connection, so that 1 
did not meet any appointments at Missouri 
Valley Station, coming too late to meet the ap- 
pointnaents, consequently I did not stop, but 
came down last night to this place (where I am 
now writing) with bro. \yallise, who resides in 
town. They have a series of meetings within five 
miles, where I intend to stay over the Lord's day. 
As time is short I will close. More anon. 

Leoxaed Fuery. 

EDITOR'S DEPARTMENTT" 

AYe think the " make up " of our jiaper 



read with much interest by a largo portion of the 
PiLGKiM family. In next week's paper wc com- 
mence a " Treatise on the I^ord's Pi-ayer," in nine 
parts, written by him. This prayer is universal- 
ly used by the brotherhood, and in order that we 
may more fully realize its beauty and power \ye 
should become acquainted with its design,- This, 
dear reader, you may do by reading carefully the 
forthcoming " Treatise." Our youth's dejiart- 
ment is not as complete with reading for our "wee 
ones " as it might be,-.but in the future we expect 
to give this department more attention. "We 
would be pleased to have more of our young read- 
ers, and old ones, too, contribute such articles that 
may be especially adapted to this class of readers. 
In the meantime rest assured, little brothers and 
sisters, that you shall not be forgotten. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

OFFER TO SUNDAY-SGHOOLS. 



for this week is pretty good. We lead off in es- 
say department with " Pleasures of Religion," by 
D. R. Saylcr, Avhich vrc think will be read with 
profit, especially bj' tlie younger ^''art of our read- 
ers. Next, "Faith," by brother Ridgely, who is 
yet a new writer, this being his second article. 
Wc hope to be favored with the productions from 
Ills 2)en frequently. Faith is an important trait 
of Christianity, and we bespeak for it a careful 
reading. After this we have " One Body," by C. 
H. Balsbaugh, who speaks as one having author- 
ity, and not as the scribes. His writings are or- 
thodox and to the point.- Youth's department is 
lieaded with " Encouragement for the Young Pil- 
grim," by D. P.'Sayler. Bro. Saylcr is one of 



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VOL. I. 



JAMES CREEK, JUNE 21, 1870. 



NO. 17. 



ESSAY DEPAETI^ENT. 

Selected by O. J. Miller. 
JESUS MY ALL. 

I love when sinful and condemned, 
With none to help me, and ashamed 

To own my guilt to man, 
To go to God in earnest prayer, 
Find mercy, peace and pardon there, 

Tlirough the atoning Laml). 

1 love to sit in spirit meek, 

And hear thy loving Saviour speak 

Peace to my wounded heart ; 
I. love to welcome pain and grief, 
So sweetly falls the kind relief 

When Jesus heals the smart. 

I love to think I have a friend. 
When love to me shall never end, 

While endless years endure ; 
Protected by my Saviour's side. 
Through life and death I may abide, 

Porevermore secure. 

I love, when earth is dark and drear, — 
When dangers rise and foes appear, — 

On Jesus to rely ; 
Then naught can break my peace of mind, 
I fear not earth and hell combined, 

When Christ my friend is nigh. 
I love, when all is joy and peace, 
When sorrow and temptation cease 

My quiet breast to share, 
To lift my heart to God in praise, 
See heaven opened to my gaze, 

And feel I'm almost there. 
I love to think of that glad day. 
When Christ shall call my soul away 

To dwell with him above — 
Close by his side give me a place, 
Forevermore to see his face. 

And ever feel his love. 



For tM Pilgrim. 

ESSAY ON THE LOED'S PRAYER. 



BY D. . I^. SAYLER. 



Number 1. 



Dear Pilgrim: — By the grace of God I will 
endeavor to write an essay on the Lord's prayer. 
It is a model prayer, given us by the Lord Jesus 
himself, and commands our serious attention. To 
whom is this model prayer given, and who can 
and ought to use it, are questions for our consid- 
eration. The Saviour says, " after this manner 
therefore pray ye : Our Father who art in heaven." 

The word " Our Father " placed at the begin- 
ning of this prayer, implies a father of a particu- 
lar family. Father implies children, and our 
father implies a particular family of children. 
And as this father is in heaven, he is none less 
than God Almighty, whom none can claim as 
Father in the sense in which the prayer is given, 
but the children of God. I hold that they only, 
can, in spirit, and in truth pray it. Then who 
are the children of God in the sense in which the 
prayer is given, is my first point. 

In a general sense, God is the common Father 
of all, " seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, 
and all things, and hath made of one blood all 
nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the 
e".rth, and hath determined the time before ap- 
pointed, and the bounds of their habitation." — 
Ac.tsl7: 25-26. But in the sense in -which the 
prr.yer is given, he is Father only to those who'are 
born, " not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, 
nor of the will of man, but of God." John 1, 13. 
Those who through repentance toward God, and 



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faith in the Lord Jesiis Christ arc bom of water 
and of the Spirit, are the si'iiritual children of God 
through faith iu the Lord Jesus Clirist. The}^ 
not being unequally yoked together ■^^■ith unbe- 
lievers, but having come out from among them, 
not touching the unclean thing, have tlie promise 
tliat God M'ill receive tliem, and be unto them a 
Father, and tliey shall be his sons and daughters, 
saith the Lord Almighty. -2 Cor., 6: 17-18. 
These arc those "who are taught to pray, " our 
Fatlier ^vho art iu heaven." 

God being tlicir Father through the Spirit, and 
though he is evcryvvhere present, yet is in heaven. 
"Will God indeed dwell on the earth; "behold, 
the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain 
thee, how much less this house that I build." — 
1 Kings, 8: 27. "O Lord God of our fathers, 
art not tliou God in heaven, and rulest not 
thou over all the kingdoms of the heathens, and 
in thine hand is there ?iO^ power and might, so that 
none is able to withstand thee, art thou not one 
God?" 2 Chrom 20 : 6-7. " One God is in the 
heavens." Psa. 115: 3. " The Lord's throne is 
in heaven." Psalms. 11 : 4. "The Lord look- 
cth from heaven ; he beholdeth all the sous of 
men. From the place of his habitation he look- 
cth upon all the inhabitants of the earth." Psa. 
33: 13-14. " Look down from thy holy habita- 
tion from heaven." Dent. 26 : 15. " Thus saith 
the high and lofty one that inhabiteth eternity, 
whose name is holy, I dwell in the liigh and holy 
■place.'" Isa. 59 : 15. These all prove our Father 
to be in heaven, but at the same time jirove hLs 
omnipresence, his majesty and dominion over all 
liis creatures. This is the God, -whose children are 
taught to call, " Our Father who art iu heaven. " 

But notwithstanding, this jirayer of all prayers 
being exclusively the prayer for God's children, 
it is his will that all mea may ha\'e a right and 
title in it, and hence eriiploys means through 
■which all may come to tlie knowledge of the 
truth and be saved, to be born again, not of cor- 
ruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Avord of 
God which liveth and abideth forever. The word 
which by the Gospel is preached imto them, be- 
ing the power of God unto salvation to all them ' 



I that believe. He sends his servarits clothed with 
1 authority from heaven to proclaim it to all tlic 
nations of the earth, that all may learn to know, 
from the lca.st to the gTcatost, that tlie God of 
heaven and earth is ready and willing to be tlieir 
Father. 

" Our Fatlier who art in heaven," is the address 
of God's children. It implies union of sen- 
timent, of feeling, and ot desire — our be- 
, longing equally to all the family. "AVhen 
one member suffers, all the members suffer Avith 
it." " All things tire yours, whether Paul, or 
Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, ordeatli, 
or things present, or things to come, all arc }"ours ; 
but ye are Christ's, and Christ is Gotl's. Tiiere- 
fore he is " Gitr Father." 

This being the only form of jirayer the Lord 
Jesus has given his disciples, it should be highly 
venerated by all those to whom it is given, and 
when repeated, it should be done in the spirit and • 
with the understanding also. " Oiu- fatlier who art 
in heaven " should be used in its fullest and broad- 
est meaning, the mind embracing all his attri- 
butes. A Father of love, of mercy, justice, and • 
righteousness. An omnipresent and au omnis- 
cient Father. A Father of purity, of holine&s, of 
poAver, of might, of majesty and dominion over all 
his creatures. Truly an unsanctified mind can- 
not address their God as "Our Father who^art in 
heaven." 

After this manner, says Jesus, his disciples, his 
learners, his brethren, sisters and mothers shall 
pray. This docs not impdy that no other form of 
words may be used, but that in all our prayers, 
Ave should remember that the object of our address 
ever be God, Avho is our father in Heaven, who is a 
spirit, and all that v/orship him must do so iu 
spirit and in truth ; not doubting his hearing us, 
nor his ability to do for us all we uecd for his 
glory and our good ; not approaeiiing him with 
many rejjetitious — that is, not to repeat our peti- 
tions over again and again, as though he was dull 
of hearing, or slow to undei-stand, neither to ask 
him for that which we are unAWlling to accept ; 
nor to ask him to give us humble hearts, and at 
the same time prefer proud ones ; that A^-ould be 
mockery, and our petitions would be vain, though 
we often repeated them. 

Yet this prayer should often be used by us just 
in the form of words as given by the Saviour, 
and the practice of the brethren to conclude all 
our prayers in public and private Avorship with 
this, (whieh is very properly called the Lord's 
prayer) is both scriptural and appropriate. 



THE PILGRIM, 



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.Far the Pilgrim. 
TO- YOUNG MEX. 



Whcrc-n-ithall shall a young man cleanse his way ? By 
taking heed thereto according to thy word— Psa. 119 : J. 

In this portion of scriiitiirc young men have 
presented a very, important question, and a very 
wise answer. The inquiry " wherewithal! shall a 
voung man cleanse his way," is applicable to men 
of every age ; biit as a young man _ is jiamed, it 
appears to be addressed more esiiecially to them. 
The Psalmi ;t, no doubt, had a grand object in 
view in thus addressing youno- men. His life 
was one of privations, and had experienced the 
temptations to which young men are exposed, 
and being sensible of their inexperience and lim- 
ited knofldedge, he presents this important ques- 
tion and answer. By examining his life we dis- 
cover that he vras eminently fitted to present and 
answer questions of this kind. His mental abil- 
ities and acquirements were of a high order ; his 
general deportment was marked by generosity, 
integrity, fortitude, and perseverance ; his relig- 
ious character was adorned by sincere piety, mak- 
ing him a model man, a wise counselor, and an 
efficient instructor. Let us endeavor to notice 
the lesson contained in the words under consid- 
eration. 

By the way of a young man, we may uiider- 
stand his conduct, both in public and in private. 
His conduct may be good, or it may be wicked. 
If good, he will be faithful in the discharge of 
his duties both to man and to God ; his general 
deportment will be marked by civility, sociability, 
courteousness, and respect for, and obedience to 
parents ; his whole object will be to meet the de- 
sio-n for which he was created — to honor. and 
glorify God. If wicked, he will be impious, a 
slave to pride, vanity, intemperance, &c. By these 
different traits of character our way is distinguish- 
ed. There are but two ways ; one leads to ever- 
lasting life, the other to eternal death. Young 
men, 'you who arc just entering the journey of life, 
whicli of the two ways...will you choose ? ^ You 
arc now at the entrance of two roads ; the spirit of 
God drawing you toward the one that loads to 
peace and unending joy, while the enemy with 
his sinful allurements endeavors to lead you into the 
other that ends in misery and eternal destruction. 
It is now that the passions arc the most powerful 
and habits which you now form Avill influence 
your conduct, more or less, through life. There- 
fore flee " youthful lusts," place your feet firmly 
upon the platform of right, and enter the way 
that leads to happiness. But there are many who 
have entered either the way that leads to life or 
the broad road that leads to destruction. To 
this claos of young men we would say, examine 



your wav, and if corrupt, the inquiry should be, 
hov/ shall I cleanse my way. We will now 
speak of the source from which you may be 
cleansed. 

As a friend, I would invite you to the holy 
scriptures. David speaks of the word in the 
follov,'ing manner : "Thy word is a lamp uirto 
my feetjliad a light unto my path." In this we 
have a self-evident truth, and that is, if we have 
not the word, we are in darkness ; and how un- 
salb is our condition ; ho^y insecure we feel when 
surrounded by enemies, even in natural darkness, 
and how mucii more fearful should we be of the 
enemy of the soul, when devoid of spiritual light. 
Therefore go to the school of the prophets _ who 
spake as thev were moved by the Holy Spirit^; to 
our blessed itedemer, who is the " true light ; to 
the apostles Y,^ho spake the words of " truth and 
soberness." These are the personages to whom 
we should resort at all times for instruction; hoard 
up the precious truths taught by them, for it is by 
their words that you arc directed to cleanse your 

way. , . 

We now come to the wise answer. by takuig 
heed thereto according to thy word." The Psalm- 
ist had not the whole of the scriptures as we now 
have, and no doubt, referred principally to the 
books of Moses. We have more. ISot only 
have we these and all the holy prophets, but we 
have the words of our blessed Saviour and the 
inspired apostles. To these we should take 
heed, and how thankful vrc should be that we 
have the word to illuminate our pathway through 
this dark and dreary world. 

" By taking heed," we understand there is a 
caution givenr Yes, young man, you stand on 
dano-erous ground. You are surrounded by the 
powers of darkness; you are subject to the coun- 
sel of wicked and ungodly men ; and in ad- 
dition to these, the carnal mind, those evil pro- 
pensities which you feel within you, are always 
ready to lead you astray. Therefore proceed 
cautiously or you may run mto ^danger. Bo 
afraid of sin, stand upon the watcn tower and 
seriously reflect upon all that you do, for your 
happiness, both in this world and in the world to 
come, depends upon your present course. 

Lastly, we wish you to notice that you are to 
take heed according to the loord. The Bible is 
P-iven to you as a chart to direct your way througli 
this world and it becomes you to examine it, and 
order your lives in harmony with its teachings. 
INIany are the examples given for you to imitate, 
and by doing so you will be led to holiness, and 
lastly to a blessed immortality. Ihcrcforo ex- 
amine the gospel chart, " where is the good way, 
and walk therein and yc shall find rest unto vour 
souls." ^- ^- ^'- 



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For tlie Pilgrim. ] 



GRACE. 



As thy days so shall thy strength be. — Deut. 33 : 35. 

God does not give grace till the hour of trial 
comes, but when it cZoes come, the amount of grace, 
and the nature of the special grace is vouchsaf- 
ed. Dear reader, do not dwell with painful appre- 
hension on the future; do not anticipate coming 
sorrows ; perplexing yourself with the grace need- 
ed for future emergencies ; to-morrow will bring its 
promised grace along with to-morrow's trials. 
God, wishing to keep his people humble, and de- 
pendent on himself, gives not a stock of grace ; he 
meets it out for every day's exigencies, that they 
may be constantly traveling between their own 
emptiness and Christ's fullness, their own weak- 
ness and Christ's strength. But when the exigency 
comes, we may safely trust an Almighty arm to 
bear us through. Dear reader, is there now some 
"thorn in the flesh" sent to lacerate thee? You 
may have been entreating the Lord for its remov- 
al. Your prayer has doubtless been heard and 
answered, but not in the v/ay, perhaps, expected 
or desired by thee. 

The " thorn " may still be left to goad the trial, 
may still be left to buffet, but " more grace " has 
been given to endure them. Oh ! how often have 
his people thus been led to glory in their infirm- 
ities and triumph in their afflictions, seeing the 
power of Christ rests more abundantly upon them, 
the strength which the hour of trial brings, often 
makes the christian a wonder to himself. 

L. C. L. 

Mt. Fleasant, Pa. 



Far the Pilgrim. 



SLANDERING. 



Slandering and backbiting is fearftiUy engag- 
ed in, and we fear, sometimes, by brethren and 
sisters. How very unchristian does this appear 
to see members of the same body gather together 
and make one of its members the sole topic of 
their conversation, aud at the same time saying 
things that are of doubtful truthfulness and can- 
not be proven, but only a hearsay, or " they told 
me so." Thus on a simple "hearsay " a brother, 
a sister, or a friend may be grossly misrepresented 
and their character injured while the party slan- 
dered being entirely innocent. " Brethren these 
things ought not eo to be." Let us try and man- 
ifest more love towards each other, and if we see a 
brother or sister in error, let us instead of spread- 
ing it about, go in love, and admonish them — tell 
them wherein they have done wrong and pray for 
them that tlicy may have grace to overcome their 
faults, and live more careful in the future. If 



love as a divine principle was exercised more 
amongst us, things would be quite different. Then 
let us have less slandering and more love. The 
poet says : 

" Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews, 
And nobler speech tlian Angles use, 
If love be absent, I am found, 
Like tinkling brass — an empty sound." 

Sarah Jane M. Ettee. 



THE LOVE OF JESUS. 



We love him, because he first loved us." 
The sense of Christ's love is the mightiest of all 
constraining motives ; it embraces our whole spir- 
itual nature, touches it in all its springs, moves it 
in all its energies. Hope will make men strive, 
and fear will make men tremble ; but love alone 
will awaken love. Wheresoever the love ' of 
Christ pours itself like a flood of light into the 
soul, it draws all things after it by its irresistible 
attraction. It drew Peter, James and John from 
their boats and kindred ; Nathaniel from his shade 
and solitude ,• Matthew from his custom and com- 
merce ; Mary Magdalene from her sins ; and Saul 
of Tarsus from his deeds of blood. It recalled Pe- 
ter from his denials ; drew sinners to wash his 
feet with tears, and the elders to cast their 
crowns at his feet. Other motives rise and fall in 
their power to constrain ; they come and go ; they 
are fainter and stronger, as if fitful and capricious ; 
but the love of Christ never faileth. And what 
is this love ? It is the stooping of the higher to the 
lower, the Creator to the creature, the parent to 
the child, the stronger to the weaker, the sinless to 
the vile — God stooping down to man ! When 
types and shadows, prophets and priests, blessings 
and promises had done their utmost to reveal the 
fullness of that love, he came himself, a child in hu- 
mility and meekness; a man full of grace, and truth; 
speaking to us through onr sight and touch, our 
sympathy and affections, our needs and sorrows, 
our fears and our sins ; all the love of God and 
all the lowliness of man uniting in him to persuade 
and win our hearts. On our side were sin and 
guilt ; on his were agony and love, patient and en- 
during; undeserved, yet never cooled; slighted, 
yet never turned away ; tender, pitiful, changeless, 
and eternal ! Other ways might have revealed his 
wisdom, his power, or his goodness ; but none 
would have so rev^ealed his love. "Oh ! the depth 
of the riches both of the wisdom aud knowledge 
of God !How unsearchable are his judgments,- and 
his ways past finding out ! " And this love has en- 
compassed our path through life, from infancy to 
childhood, from childhood to youth, and from 
youth to manhood. Whether in sunshine or shade, 
darkness or gloom, in sorrow or joy, in sickness 
or health, he is ever near us, and by his love draw- 



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133 



ing us omvard ; ever looking upon us, and seeing 
our intentions before he beholds our failures ; 
knowing our desires before he sees our faults ; 
cheering us to endeavor great things, and yet ac- 
cepting the least; inviting our poor service, yet, 
above all, content with our poorer love. He has 
bound up our broken hearts, consoled the mourn- 
er, upheld the sinking, visited the path of the lone- 
ly and the hiding-place of sorrow, the pains of 
sickness and the pallet of the dying! "Oh, the 
height, and depth, and length, and breadth of the 
love of Christ ! " 

And in the hour of nature's weakness, in the 
weariness of solitude, or under the burden of our 
own isolated hearts, who in such seasons can un- 
ravel the strength of this heavenly bond ? When 
memories of home, fond faces, beloved images, 
rise thick and crowd upon us; when what we have 
lost seems a paradise, and our present life a deso- 
lation ; when the human heart for a short passing 
moment is too strong, and love and sorrow turn to- 
ward earth again ; when failures, miscalculations, 
hasty steps, hopeless efforts, unforeseen reverses, 
beginnings abandoned, and aims missed at the 
very stroke come upon us, oh, what could sustain 
our souls but the love of Jesus ? 

Believer, has the cloud of sorrow fallen upon thee ? 
have the hopes of thine heart been dashed upon 
the threshold, and art thou asking, " If he loves 
me so, why is this? Ah ! he loves thee too well 
to loose thee. He is clearing away all be- 
tween himself and thee, that thou mayestbe con- 
scious of his personal love to thee, and choose it 
51S thine abidingportion. He has some better thing 
in store; and though clouds gather thickly round thy, 
path, thou shalt never fall nor be forsaken, never 
faint nor be weary. Though for a moment flesh 
and blood may make its pleading heard, yet the 
cons3ioii.3ne33 of thy Saviour's love shall rise again, 
to put all questioning down. It shall bear thee 
safely to the end and shall sustain and waft thee 
safely to the eternal shore. 



Religious War — A Fearful Massacre. — 
A fearful war of religious intolerance has broken 
out in the Province of Roumelia, the Metropolitan 
Province of the Turkish Empire in the Son'h of 
Europe. For some time the native Chri:tians 
have manifested a spirit of fearful vindictiveness 
against the Jewish population, who have endeav- 
ored in vain to obtain from the goverment some 
protection against outrage and extortion. 

A seci'ct movement has been in organization for 
the extermination of the inoffensive Jews, and the 
deep and deadly hatred of the bigoted populace, 
has only been slumbering awaiting a vent for its 
fury. 

On Sunday last, liy a prcconcortcd signal, the 



christian jjopulace rose and the fearful work of 
butchering was inaugurated. At an early hour 
the houses of all the Jews were invaded, and 
those of the occupants who were unable to escape, 
were massacred in cold blood. 

The fleeing Israelites were pursued through the 
town by a mob and murdered wherever caught. 
Men, women and children were ruthlessly slain. 
The fury of the populace was inflamed with re- 
ligious bigotry, and only exhausted itself for 
want of victims. 

In all the principal towns the fearful work of 
butchery prevailed, and thousands of men, women 
and children of the repugnant class were butcher- 
ed in cold blood. 

The work of slaughter still goes on in the inte- 
rior, and nothing has been heard yet of any move- 
ment of the authorities to suppress it. 

The reigning Prince is absent from the Prov- 
ince, and advantage was tj;,Ken of this to complete 
the total extermination of all the Jev/s from the 
province. 

Prince Charles is hurrying here and energeoic 
measures will at once be taken by the Sultan to 
suppress this religious emout. 

It is with regret that we aid in giving pub- 
licity to such finatical butchery as the above, espe- 
cially when we read of the glorious promises 
which are in reservation for that people to whom 
blindness hath happened in part, that we iiiight 
see. Will we who have been permitted to see, 
slay and destroy those who have been made blind 
for our good? O, shame ! But why disgrace the 
name christian in applying it to such demons 
clothed in flesh ? Why not divest them of such 
sham charity, and call them devils at once, because 
none other than the king of darkness can rule and 
reign within men, who commit such high- 
handed wickedness. We feel grieved when wo 
see the lovely name " Christian," which signifies 
Christ-like, relating to his doctrine, humble, 
meek, peace and good will to all men, applied to 
such as have not a single trait of his divine char- 
acter. Christians never can, nor never will de- 
stroy any of their fellow-beings, much less slain 
their impious hands with the blood of God's to be 
anointed children. 



— They who doubt the truth of religion because 
they can find no Christian who is perfect, might 
as well deny the existence of the sun because it is 
not ahvavs noondav. 



.^CL^K^MSAui^lWA 



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T HE P I L G E I M . 



YOUTH'S DEPARTMENT. 



OUR YOUNG CONTRIBUTOR. 



Dear PiLGKi>r : — I was just reading in fath- 
er's paper, and I there noticed that some little 
boys and girls have been writing some for publi- 
fcation, so I thought I woitld try and write a lit- 
tle for the PiLGEiM, too, though I am only ten 
years old, yet I am old enough to love Jesus. I 
read in the Testament that the first coramaiid to 
the young is ! " Cliildren, obey your parents, that 
it may go well with you, and that you may live 
long on the earth." 

I was early taught that the Sunday-School was 
a very proper place for small children to go, and 
I have found that there is much to be learned 
there, in reading and answering questions. I 
think this is milch more interesting; than runninEf 
around in mischief, as many little boys and girls 
do. Then I would say to my young friends, let 
Us learn to read the Scriptures as our guide, and 
they will point us to, and help lis Avalk in the 
heavenly road that leads to peace and happiness. 

Sl^sAXNah Troxkl. 
MUlmine, 111. 

^ ■ ^- — T ill 

For the Pilgbiji. 
Dear Pi Ig ri III :^Sinca I sec that you make 
such a kind offer to little boys and girls under the 
age of fourteen, I will try and M'rite a little for 
the Pilgrim and the little pilgrim readers this 
Sabbath morning. I would like very much to 
get the Pilgrim ; I love to read it so much. It 
is rainy and gloomy this morning, and therefore 
I did not get to Sabbath-school, a place where I 
love to go and read the word of God, and liear 
about SM'eet Jesus. 

There is my home and portion there, 
JNIy treasure and my heart is there, 
And my abiding home. 

Ida F. WARREXFEr.TZ. 
Fairplaij, Md. 

Little Ida says her ago is between twelve and 
thirteen, and that she has tried, and will try again, 
to write some for the little Pilgrim. Because 
you have tried to write and will still try, we will 
send you the Pilgrim the remainder of the year. 
This was our object in making the offer we did. 
We know that we have many little brothers and 
sisters that are talented, and by a little encourage- 
ment, could be made to employ them on the side 
of Jesus. Little Ida writes a very legible hand, 
and by cure and a little praclice and perseverance. 



she may soon become efficient, and thus make her- 
self useful. "\A'e do not claim to be a very good 
Phrenologist, but while reading little Ida's letter 
we thought we could sec just how she looked. 
Perhaps we would be mistaken in this, but wc 
feel assured that she has a good head, steady 
nerves and a kind heart. How nice it would bo 
if all little boys and girls so young, could thus put 
their ideas on paper and send them hundreds of 
miles for others to read and profit by them. Many 
could, if they had as good parents as our little 
writers have, and M'ould be studious and try to 
learn. Olir little writers have much to be thank- 
ful for, and no doubt are, especially to God who 
gave them such good parents, and sent little Ida's 
siceet Jesus down into the world that he might 
lay his hands on little children and say : " of such 
is the kingdom of heaven." 

We fondly hope all our little readers will try and 
learn to read and write, that they may read the 
Bible and thus learn more about sweet Jesus. 



WHEN TO SAY "NO." 



■ One day a merry looking little boy M'as standing 
with a group of playmates, when one said, "Come, 
sing us one qf your funny songs." 

" No," answered the little boy. 

" No ? " said the great boys, "No ? Do, Willie, 
do. Come, we will give you something." 

" No ! " cried the little I)oy, shaking his head, 
" I won't do that thing." 

" Where did you learn that 'no,' Willie?" asked 
the big boys. 

" I learned it at the Mission School," said he. 
" My teacher told me to say"?io to anybody that 
asked me to sing wicked songs, and all the coax- 
ing in the world will not make me do it." 

EDITOR'S DEPARTMENT. 

PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL AND 
PACKARD'S MONTHLY. 



This Journal makes a monthly visit to the Pil- 
grim office, and a right welcome guest it is, too. 
We have been acquainted with the Pkrenologiml 
Journal for some years, and have always found it 
both instructive and entertaining, and since Pack- 
ard's Monthly has been consolidated with it, the 
field for instruction has been considerably widened, 



THE PILGRIM. 



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and no doilbt will be fully appreciated by its many 
readers. Wliilc avc assent to the body of doc- 
trine taUg'ht, -we must say like Jobn, the Divine : 
" Xevcrtlieless I have somewhat iigainst thee." 
There are some things in the religions depart- 
ment that appears a little lame. We have' refer- 
ence to " Christian Lenity," page 403. That the 
religion of Jesus is to be twisted, cramped, and 
shaped to siiit our physical and intellectual devel- 
opment is a doctrine no where taught, neither by 
llevclation nor Phrenology. Wlien -wc talk of re- 
ligion we think of christians. ' Every christian 
must be taught and- governed by the spirit of 
Gcddt, and his ypirit teaches union, just as certain- 
ly as a tree produces the same kind of fruit. For 
us to rebel against the laws of the land because wc 
have a house ill-adapted to our convenience Avould 
be just as rational as to protest against the laws of 
God, because they arc not in liarmony with our 
abnormal inclinations. If my house is faulty it 
is my duty to adaj^t it to my convenience, and not 
myself to the house. If it is not adapted to our 
spiritual wants it is the duty of the Phrenologist, 
if he has any duty in this world, to sho\v us that 
wrong or dcficienc}', and ours to amend it, and 
not to shape ourselves^. after it. It is the house 
that is wrong and not the spirit, unlcs contamma- 
ted by the house. The house is of man, but the 
spirit of God. ''If all Avere alike in development 
and teaching, there would be a similarity of ac- 
tions and a unit)' of sentiment. The great bur- 
t-ken of the Redeemer's prayer was for union. 
When a man. IS regenerated. he is born of God, 
engrafted into the true vine, (Jesus) contrary to 
nature, hence they produce no more tlieir own 
fruit but the fruit of Jesus, andif the whole world 
would become engrafted into that .vine, all would 
be the fruit of Jesus. Then, Mr. Phrenologist, be 
tr«ie to your science. Teach man how to regu- 
late his bumps, and if any are too loic, teach him 
how to develope himself, and discard the idea of 
spiritually cramping, himself to become adapted to 
mortality. If Ave ever expect a Millennium on 
earth m'c must teach a union in unity, " a wheel 
in a wheel," and not union in discord, thus justi- 
fying man in following after his own inclinations 



and palpably denying the povi'cr of regeneration. 
AVithoiit a chane'c of sentiment and action there 

o 

con be no regeneration, as causes must produce 
effects. AYc believe in regeneration all over — both 
body and soul ; a man's very appearance is changed 
from the likeness of sin to that of Christ. This 
we think is in perfect harmony with Revelatiori 
and Phrenology. Let us then not condemn the 
science on account of its being misapplied, but if 
by its aid we are taught that our bodily develop- 
ment is deficient in capacity for any of the chrism 
tian graces, let us set about it with the help of 
God to enlarge them and thus sanctify all things 
to this honor and glory. 

Those wishing to know something about Phre- 
nology, and get much valuable information be- 
sides, should send $3,00 to S. R. Wells, 389 
Broadway, New York, for Vol. 2d, (new series) 
oi Fhrcnologiml Journal , commencing with July 
number. 



— — Wc still have room in our books tor new 
subscribers for the PiLonur. Kow is the time to 
commence, as at the latter part of the year we in- 
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tvv'icc the amount of reading, and that at the same 
X'ate of single numbers. To give still greater in- 
ducements, subscriptions may commence at any 
time, at the rate of 10 cents per month, until the 
close of this volume. Will not our agents who 
have so kindly labored in our behalf still continue 
to work for us? By a little effort many more 
pilgrim homes might be made to rejoice in hav- 
ing the glad tidings from their fellow pilgrims. 
We still continue to solicit original matter for our 
columns. The more of a Choice wc have, the bet- 
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things transpiring tiu'ougliout the cliftcrent 
churches that would be interesting if wc only had 
them. Then please send anythiug and every- 
thing that would give onconragcnicnt to the 
homeward bound saint. 



For a nice present to a friend give him a 

volume of the Pilgeim. It is both instructive 
and entertaining. Try it once. 



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Religion, Moral Reform, Domestic News of the 
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Christian, and having for Its purpose Essential 
Bible Truths. It will advocate, in the spirit of 
love and liberty, the principles of true Christianity, 
and shall labor for the promotion of peace and 
unity among us as brethren ; the encouragement 
of the pilgrim on his way to Zion ; the conversion 
of sinners, and the instruction of our children — 
carefully avoiding everything that may have a 
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The Pilgrim will be published on good paper, 

new type, and in good style, and will be issued 
every week. 

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on the P. C. & B. T. R. R.. 

Passenger trains on the P. C. R. " R. leave Huntingdon 
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JUNE 28, 1870. 


^O. 18. 



ESSAY DEPARTMENT. 



Selected hy CMrloUa Masters. 
JESUS. 

" Unto Him wlio loved us and gave Himself for us and 
washed us from our sins in His own blood." — Rev. 1 : 5. 

How hath He loved us ? ask the star 

That on its wonderous mission sped — 
Hung trembling o'er that manger scene, 

^yhere He tlic eternal bowed His head ; 
He who of earth doth seal the doom, 
Found in her lowliest inn — no room. 

Judea's mountains lift your voice 

With legends of the Saviour fraught. 
Speak favored Olivet, — so oft 

At midnight's praj'crful virgil sought. 
And Cedron's brook whose ripling wave 
Frequent his weary feet did lave.' 

Uow hath He loved us ? ask the band 

That fled His woes with breatliless haste. 
Ask the weak friends denial tone 

Scarcely His bitterest tears effaced. 
Then ask the traitor's kiss — and see 
What Jesus hath endured for thee. 

Ask of Gethsemane, whose dews 

Shrank from that moisture strangely red, 
Which in that unwatohed hour of i^ain 
His agonizing temples shed. 
The scourge, the thorn, whose anguish sore. 
Like the unanswering lamb he bore. 

How hath He loved- lis, ? ask the cross, 

The Roman spear, the shrouded sky. 
Ask of the shrovjded dead who burst 

Their prisons at His fearful cry — 
O, ask no more, but bow thy pride. 
And yield tUy heart to Him who died . 

FoycUe coviity, Wt. Va. 



ESSAY ON 



For the Pilgrim. 
THE LORD'S PRAYER. 



15 V T). P. SAYLER. 



Number 2. 



" HALLOWED BE THY NAME." 

Beiug taught by the Lord Jesus Christ to ad- 
dress God as our Father who is In heaveii, ^\■(i 
are to recognize Him as the Holy God, or the 
Holy Father, and as such are to ascribe holiness 
to His name. As the word sanctified, or hallo\v- 
cd, in the Scriptures is frequently used for the 
consecration of persons or things to holy use or 
office, so the Divine Majesty may be said to be 
sanctified by iis when we seperate Him from all 
wordly objects, and in spirit and in truth exalt 
Him above earth and all things. In ascriliino; 
holiness to His name, we must not forget tlic di- 
vine law, " be ye holy for I am holy." 

The apostle clearly advances the idea that the 
children of God, as a family on earth, are to be- 
come one with the holy family in heaven. The 
Jews and Gentiles being united in one service ; 
being " built upon the foundation of the apostles 
and i^rophetSj Jesus Christ Himself being the 
chief corner stone, in whom all the building fitly 
framed together, groweth unto a holy temple in 
the Lord. In whom ye also are builded together 
for a habitation of God through the Spirit." — 
Thus the saiuts on earth and the holy in heaven 
will be fitly framed together through His spirit 
for a holy temple, or habitation of God. The 
worshipers of God in heaven " rest not day and 
night, but say holy, holy, holy Lord God Al- 
mighty," and, "O Lord, holy and true." Holi- 



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ness to the Lord being the theme of their adora- 
tio lis, and if we be united with them must ad- 
dress the Father witli " hallowed be thy name." 

But while we accord this maimer of praise and 
lionor to the name of " Our Fatlier who art in 
heaven," let us remember that the word passing 
through unholy or unsanctified lips will not be 
holiness to the Lord, though we use the word. 
Holy and sanctified lives only can hallow the 
name of our Father in heaven. Hence only those 
who are sanctified through the truth, who have 
and do purify their souls in obeying the truth, 
through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the 
brethren, can hallow His name. But if we will- 
fully and presumptuously disobey the word of the 
Jjord, M'c cannot hallow His name, though we 
repeat the v.ord again and again. 

This is clearly exhibited in the case of Moses 
and Aaron at the waters of strife. The command 
of the Lord was '' Take the rod, and gather 
the assembly together, thou and Aaron thy broth- 
er, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes, 
and it shall give forth His v/ater, &c."-Nuni. 20: 
8. This command they complied with in part 



onh 



And Moses took the rod from before the 



Lord, as he commanded him." " And Moses and 
Aaron gathered the congregation before the rock." 
So far all was right and well done, but now comes 
the departure from the command. The command 
was, they should speak to the rock. What they 
were to say to the rock is not written, neither is 
it material that wo should kno¥,-. If they had 
hallowed or sanctiiiad the name of the Lord in 
obeying the command, we might perhaps know, 
but they transgressed the command, reversed the 
order and spake to the people, and smote the rock 
twice. And the I^ord spake to Closes and Aaron, 
" because ye believed rae not, to sanctify me in 
the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye 
shall not bring this congregation into the land 
which I have given them." Apparently a small 
mt, yet great enough to debar them from the 
promised land. 

Dear brethren and sisters, Hallowed lives 
through obedience, only can hallow the name 
of "Onr Father who art in heaven." What 



manner of persons then ought we to be in all holy 
conversation and godliness ? For we hallow God's 
name with our lips, when all our conversation is 
holy; speaking of those things which minister to 
our peace, and to those with whom we associate 
or come in contact witli ; but if our lips speak 
guile, jesting, and all kind of foolish talk, speaking 
only of the world and its follies approvingly, 
we cannot hallow the name of our Father in 
heaven, though we speak the word with appavect 
reverence and humility. 

If our thoughts are holy, suppressing every 
evil that might arise in the mind ; suppressing 
our evil teniDers, rejrulating them through the 
grace and spirit of God, which is able to bring 
every thought to the obedience of Christ. Hav- 
ing Christ and His service in all our thoughts, 
we hallow the name of " our Father who art in 
heaven." But if our thoughts lie open to every 
impurity, indulge in them, and roll it as a sweet 
morsel under the tongue, in our lives, we cannot 
hallow the name of our Father in heaven in 

praj^er and praise. 

In onr lives when we begin the work of relig- 
ion according to the command of the Lord, re- 
pent and believe the gospel, and upon our faith 
and repentance we are baptized (immersed) in the 
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the 
Holy Ghost, we liave the promise of salvation, 
the remission of sins and the giit of the Holy 
Ghost and are children of God by faith in Christ 
Jesus. For as many as have been thus baptized, 
are baptized into Christ, and so have put on 
Christ, and so halloAV the name of our Father 
in heaven in our beginning. And while walking 
in the newness of life, we add to our faith virtue, 
to virtue knowledge, to knowledge temperance, 
to temperance patience, to patience godliness, to 
godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly 
kindness charity. If these things be. in us, and 
abound, we hallow our Father's name in our 
liv.es, and it will be halloaed by our lips when 
we speak the vi'ord. But if we begin our lives 
"with baptism imposed upon us by some one 
thi'ough arbitrary power anc^ttempt to serve God 
in a way desired l>v man, our lives are unhal- 



lowed, and Nve cannot hallow the name oi our 
Father who i.- in heaven. To suc4l the Lord 
says, " come out from among them, be not un- 
e'quallv yoked together with unbelievers, and 
touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive 
vou, and be unto you a iathcr, and ye shall be my 
'sons and daughters," saith the Lord Almighty. 
And you can say, " Hollowed be thy name." 

For Uie Pilgkim. 
THE BLESSINGS OF THE LOED 

What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits to- 
ward me ? PsaLMS IIG : 12. 

Dear Pilgkim :-Having a desire to converse 
a little while with you I opened my Bible and 
looked over its pages for a subject on which to 
"iaiewthouglk I read, "What shall I render 
•unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me ? n- 
uumerable arc the blessings, our God b<;Stm^s iip- 
n us, both, temporal, and spiritual. At this time 
"Smstobe pouring down ^^f^^l^^;^ 
indeed, the trees are laden with fruits, of every va- 
Hetv- the fields are beautiful pictures; they are 
" like apples of gold in pictures of silver, cheering 
the heart of the husbandman. Shrubbery of all 
;rndSbudding,and blooming • '^e are the serip- 
tures of the earth, sweet flowers frail and fair, a 
Smon speaks in'every bud, that woos the summer 
Stle. Health,strength,a mindcapableof compre- 
hending, and enjoying -allare God's blessings to- 
S us, but let these suffice to draw the mind m- 
to a thoughtful mood. . . 

Vnd now let us turn to seethe spiritual blessings 
of God toward us. I shall not undertake to enumer- 
..te— they are so numerous, so abundant, that we laii 
Jocomprehend them. Searching daily with a desire 
to know His goodness, we find ourse ves more and 
niorc indebted. How shall we liquidate our in- 
debtedness ? Let us learn of the J^/mist I will 
take the cun of salvation, I will offer to thee the 
sacrifice of [hanksgiving, and call upon the name 
of the Lord, I will pay my vows unto the Loid 
now in the presence of all thy people. 

Blessed be God, who has provickd the means 
through which we can render unto Him acceptable 
service. Through thase means we have entered ou 
our pilgrimage. Let us be diligent, be faithful, 
booking forward in hope, enduring with patience 
and e "e long we can go home, to enjoy untold 
lasmis with the holyiuHeaven "Bless the 
Lord, O, my soul,and forget not - [ Hxs b«"f^ts. 
—Psalms. Ill: 2. S. K. IvOHKER. 

Siiiithsburg, Md. 



YOUTH'S DEPAETMENT^ 



' Feed my Lambs."— John xxi : xv. 



GODLOVES CHILDREN. 

Yyy little children, do you suppose God loves 
vou"" No doubt all good children thinks that 
He loves them, but how is it with you who are bad 
children? Do you suppose that God loves you, 



Flattery is a sort of bad money to which our 
vanity gives currency. 



iiKiren; -i^u y^-^- o"rr— jt^ 

■hen you are disobedient and naughty ? \ es, iie 
still loves you. He loves you because you are 
His by creation, and you know that all He made 
He said "was good." Then there is something 
about you that is good— something that is very 
good. ^ V^e call that good, " the soul "-that part 
of you, my dear children that can never die nor de- 
cay. After our bodies die and are placed m tlie 
cold grave, the soul, that part which thinks still 
lives, and in order that it might be happy, Jesus 
died not because we loved Him, but because He 
loved us. Yes my dear children, it is m this way 
that He commends His love to us," that while we 
were yet sinners. He died to save us. Then He 
loves bad children too, not because you are bad, 
but because He wants you to become good Uli, 
how good He was while here in this world. He 
sufiei^ed and died that you might live. He called 
little children, just like you, to Him and laid His 
hand on them and blessed them. That blessing 
rests just as richly on you, as did it on *7' "f ; 
withstanding you may be naughty and disobedient. 
« As a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pit- 
iethyou."But if you continue to bo naughty and 
do despite to His love, then will His pity be re- 
moved from you. He will give you over to hard- 
ness of heart, and if you die m this condition 
where He is you never can go, but will be driven 
into a place of misery, where a bad boys aviU 
have to go. who swear, cheat, tell lies, and steal- 
where the drunkard, the the thie, and all the 
wicked go afterdeath. We hope that none of our 
little pilo-riin readers will be so uufortuimte as to 
be foixed to go to that dreadful place. Then love 
Jesus. Love and obey your parents and teach- 
ers, 6e good and do good, and then when 
you die, that Jesus who died for you will take 
you to His home in Heaven, and give you a beau- 
tiful mansion in that glorious City the streets of 
which are all paved with pure gold-put a crown 
on your head, and a harp in your W, Mitii 
which you can praise Him forever. Ihe joys oi 
Heaven are too great for your conceptions neitliei 
have we words at command to convoy them to 
you, but think of the happiest moments that >ou 
^ever had, and then let mc tell you that they are 
only a shadow of the happy moments which ^ ou 
ma'v euiov in the Kingdom ol sweet Jesus 

II. b. i>. 



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For iJ:e PPifinm. ] 
RAMBLE THOUGHTS. 



Dear PiLora.M : I thoaglit I -vvoiikl this morn- 
ing, luYC a friendly talk -n'ith my dear young: pil— 
c;rims. As I v>alkcd out in tlie fresh air I thought 
< if all the glories of God^s cresf ion, and I stop|X;d 
to listen to the feathery songsiei'^ asthoywfsrbled a 
hvnm ot praise to their Creator. There was a va- 
riety' of A'oices, but all were sweet and innocent.- 
"We think all small and large pilgrims too, shoold 
imitatethcmbyearlyin tlie morning, offering praise,- 
and that sweetly too, to the^preservcr and Siviifor of 
all. Yes he that designs that we all should l>eha[)- 
py in the eternal fields of delight. Dear yo-ung 
children, do you not all want to go to that glorious 
home where Jesus dwells, and has made all things- 
so'beautiful ? I know your parents wishes you to 
go to that ble.'^.sed hom.e, for I heard a dying- moth- 
er say that .slie woidd have no trouble if her dear 
children were only in the ark of safety. Oh! don't 
let us grieve our mothei's, and our dear Saviour, 
but let ns be good and then we shall be happy, 
ithcL'makc all around its haniiv; 

-■^ '"•- • - Li 

' - Miffiya, IiuL ■ 



jIZZIB 'ROBfX-SOX. 



A STORY- e^F-iX)REXZO DOW. 



It is said that at one time, ^\'^hen Lorenzo 
Dow preached under a large spruce pine in South 
Carolina, he announced another appointment for 
preaching in the same place on that day twelve 
luontjlis. The year passed, and as Lorenzo was 
e'nteriiig the' place' the evening proccding his ap^ 
p'oihthient, he overtook a colored boy v.'ho was 
blowing a- long tin horn, and could send out a 
blast with rise, and swell, and cadence, which 
waked the echoes of the di-stant hills. ■ 
Calling fhe blower, Dow said to-him, - 
" AVhat is your name, sir ? " 
"My name! Gabriel, sir," replied the brother 
in ebony. 

" Well, Gabriel have you been to church hill?" 
"Yes massa; I'se been dar many a time.'^ •:■•-' , 
" Do you remember a big spruce pine treo'Oji 
that hill V" 

•' Oh, yes, mas.sa ; I knows dat pine." 
"_Did vou knovv that Lorenzo Dow had an ap- 
pointment ;to preiich under that tree to-morrow?" 
." Oh, yes, massa ; every body knows dat." 
" Well Gabriel, I am Lorenzo Dow and if 
you'll take your horn and go to-morrow morn- 
ing and climb \ip into that jMne tree, arid hide 
among the branches before the people begin to 
gather, aud ^yait there till I call your uauic, and 
til en blow such a blast with your horn as I heard 
you blow a minute ago, Til give vou a dolL"r. 
Will van do it. Gabriel?" 



' '" Yes ma.s.^a, I takes ftdt dollar." 

Gabriel, like Zacch.cus, was hid away in tlic 
free-top in fine time. Au immense concourse of 
all .sizes nnd colors a.ssembled at the appointed 
hour, and Dow preached on the iudgment of the 
hi-st day. Ily hi.?po^ver of description he wrought 
the iBiiItiiudc up to the opening scenes of the 
resurrection, at the call of the trumpet pea^^ 
■which were to awake the nations, and of the 
grarid assi.^c. '■ ' ■ 

" Tlicn,'' said lie, " suppose, ray friends' that 
we shoidd hear at this moment the sound of Ga- 
briel's trumpet I 

Sure enough, at thiit monieni Ga'tu'iel's ti-unn>- 
et sounded. Tlie women shrieked and many 
fainted ; the men sprang up and looked aghast t 
some i-aoj others fell and called for mercy ; and 
all felt for a time tlmt the judgment Avas set aud 
the books oixined.. ; ■ , , '>. 

Dow stood and watcheij tlw driving storm till 
tlic fright had abated, and some one di.seoyercJ 
thecoloix-d augcl who had cEEUscd tlie alarm qui- 
etly perched on the limb of the old spruce, and 
wantetl to get him. down aud :W^lyp-. Jiipii and 
then i-esiin-ied Ivistlieme'saymg, ,' ■ .r, ^■_^ 

" I forbid all persons toucliing that ben;- ■ np 
there. If a.: colored boy with a tip, horn can 
frighten yoa almost out of , your wits,- ■n;^iat ;wia 
ye do when j;Gtsli?Lll,.heai" the trumpet of the 
archangel?-" ,■ ^.,'? : ,. 



lif'i ■ 



CORRESPaNDENCE. 



ISTeab ,Cedak Rapids, Lixx ca., I&wA) }> ■ 

'■ '-'-^ : "^^V" ' June im, 18T(X : i"f 
■ :JiftDS,..jrn^GEiJi:^-Jtlaying given notes pi my 
journey to the 3d of J unc in ]\Iarshalltown, T shall 
continue. Ijeaviug tlicve on that morning for the 
Brethrens' meeting house in the district of Eld 
John -Murry, we, the Brethren commenced a se- 
ries of meetings^ L attended five meetings there, 
happy meetings indeed, one added by baptism. . 
Met with many bretlireu and sisters I kiieAt^ 
from the different states. Ifrlt revived, knowing 
that the blessed Gospel was preached in its primi- 
tive purity, and that tlie Spiritof God was present, 
and my jirayer to God is tiiat that meeting will 
prove a success to the conversion of souls, to the 
strengthening of the bejievcrs, f^ncj; to the ;aj^ral 
advanccrocut of Ziou. , .. ,. .,, ' .' " ' * 

On the 5th of June I enjoyed the privilege, to 
witness the marriage ceremony performed l>y Eld. 
John iXIuiTy, of Eld. Samuel Murry, to Hannah 
Anna Heiney, daughter of Andrew Ivlepscf from 
JMartinsburg Blair eo.. Pa., both from the stale of 
lud. This is Samuel Murry "s fourth wife. On the 
afternoon -Tune 5th left on private conveyaufc 
with Imo. Alu'aham Reploglc and olhers for the 



THE PILfG.RIM- 



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place of A. M. • Arrivod' there' next clay at 11:00 
A" ii., when already a great imniher of brcthi-en, 
sisters, and friends, had assembled and public 
]n'eaching- commenecd. Preaching again at carly 
caudle light with good attention and excellent or- 
der. The Brethren have a very commodious 
nieetiug-house, 40 by 80 feet, the most convenient 
I have ever seen. They are numerous around 
there and ampleaecommodations were madesothat 
all were comfortably entertained. May the Lord 
bless them for their kindness and reward them in 
the resurrection of the just. The deliberations in 
council were carried on pleasantly in the spirit of 
order and meekness and I hope through the inllu- 
once of God's holy spirit. I departed from my lov- 
ing brethren, sisters and friends in Black Hawk co. 
with much rchictance on the morning of the 9th 



or that an addition t.j the former ones was even 
contemplated. 

Tiic similitude of namc5 chosen .to des- 
ignate rospeetfidly our five periodical's, has enlis- 
ted our attention, won our admiration, and has- 
begotten an earuc-rit desire Nyitbiu our hearts' to' 
have and sujiport each one. The G'ospd Visitor' 
is loved and acknowledged as a' ChrisHa'n FcmvA' 
hj Cor,ip'im(m. The Pioii'i Yoytli, a PiLGRbi' 
bound for Canaan's fair and happy land, is recog'-' 
nized and revered as a Viiirllenfor of truth as it is 
in Jesus Christ our Master and Lord. Should we 
not joyously exclaim, " glory to God in the high- 
est, and on earth, peace and good wi 11 toward 
men." 

We love our church — we prize its institutions, 
and hunvblv pray that peace and prosperity may 



mornin 
M'ith bro. Sam nel Snider and others, formerly from | ever abound therein 
Blair CO., Pa., for Linn co., Iowa, where wcarriv- | ■ Having recently received and read a few copies 
ed to-day at 12:20 A. ii., in good health and in j of the Pilgrim furnished by some kind friend, to 
the best of enjoyments, with loving associates, i whom wc are truly grateful for the favor, we have 
Thanks be to God I enjoyed my mission of love j without any scruples of conscience decided to 
fully; was in excellent iiealth all the timo; have 
happily associated withniany of God's chosen hcr- 
itasi'e scattered abroad in the western priiries where 



but a few years ago the uncivilized wild •inan ' of 
the forest roamed about Imntingfor-his' prey and 
seeking to destroy the eivilizecL christian peopl-c, 
m;1k) he imagines eaixic to.e.xtiaguishliis.raee. . • ., 

- , . I doiiot hesitate to'sayy as a general thing I am 
pleased with the country,.! am delighted with the 
people, I rejoice iu the prosperity of the churches; 
the eii'ort m-ade of -being in union and love, united 
in the fiiifcli of the Gospel, and to bo conformed to 
the image of Mi hi whom yre, all ha vo espoused 
a-s the bridegroom of our souls. ' O let us laboi'by 
"thd .grabc of God fiji' iuii'on'' tveiyAvhcr^, 'nVN'^flecpr 
brethren and sisters, and by. doing so,- .^Uc will 
Jiiect the approbation of our God and He vi-ill finally 
bring us all home to glory, where parting hands are 
known no nrore fjrever, but willbein the"p'rcscnce 
of God and the Lamb through all eternity, ••■h /.i \ 
"/iiMoi-e auon. LEP>^U5;i)i,iKupp,v,i;. | 

BuKj^HRKX : — Although I aim "behind time,''! 
it is, still pleasant to know, that I am not, "too 
lafc** forcnrolmcnt, or too far in arrcar 't'6 pel'-' 
fbi'm sonie humble service in honor of -a riirhteous 

O 

f";VUSC; ■ : i-jnnj ..> .u- JudnUJ-Xi: . / , 

■ In this our day and '_&:eneration>wlteii:. almost; 

icycry facility for information and improvement is' 
\yithia our reach, we cannot easily plead innocch''i 
oh account of ignorance. But as there- are 'in 
most cases extenuating eircitmsf aiiccs ■ 1;0' be con- 
.•ridered, we in the jircsent one claim to be justly 

, CjXcusable for our apparent delinquency. "Wc 
were hot a\\-are until the spring had flu- advanced 

''thaf'sueh a paper e?:isted am-ing ih" Brrlhren, 



]>rofi"cr our aid as well as our influence in its be- 
half. LTulcss we euM^'c in an enternriso of thi^i 
kind whole-hearted, we do not enter at all. 

"All our lives take color irom the ' stai'ting 
point. Let our first stejj,s,'bfi,_right,ji,!id -iije, need 
not. fear the end.": .,,.,.. 

ilopiug that the Pii/an.ir ihay ihcc't' ffdni' ev- 
ery quarter of the Brotherhood the eneouragep 
meat it so richly deserves, I am, . 'f|,ni,i Mi/ov 






i\l!\ 

..•!j 



M. a;- e. 'EcKiJi 



/.«• 



u;:,; 



'Drnr-Pilffi'i lit : —^To-day being deprived of the 
privilege.of goijUgtoinecting, I concluded I woukl 
wfite a short skefcli of our. Lovefeast, "as eliureh 
hews, which' niay probably interest some oilfe hi 
reading your 'columns. ."r ..(;-// 

, By previous arrangements we met Juno ITth 
in our church (Hopewell church. Pa.) to hold our 
Lovcfeast, and as there had been an invitation ex- 
teildcd,>qnite a number of brethren and sisters 
-froni other districts gathered with us to enjoy the 
ccjiumemorating of the death and sufferuig of our 
dear Redeemer. "What a feast of love we enjovcd. 
I think it was one long to be remembered. The 
ministering brethren present froni other dis- 
tricts were, John S. Holsinger, Jacob- Holsopple, 
George W. Brumbaugh, Joseph Snowberger, H. 
B. Brumbaugh, G. B.' Brumbaugh and Samuel 
A. INIoore. We had very interesting sermons, 
and also good attention and order was observed, 
for whieh we feel very thankful to ,ou,r young 
friends. There is quiU' a nundier of memlx'rs 
living in this (vSnake Spring Valley) district, of 
■whom- many are young, and stand as lambs of the 
flock, while others have the oxpericn,ee of' age, and 



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THE PILGRI]\I, 



■whose licads have long ere this been blooming for 
the grave. 

Our ell arch is still increasing. On June 12th 
and loth we received seven iiiciubers by baptism, 
some of them being young. How encouraging it 
is to us when some of our young associates join 
■with us in trying to serve the Lord. May tney 
ever, as they grow in years with us, grow in that 
most holy faith that when Ave come, to die we may 

" With palms, hand in hand, 
"Walk on tlie strand 
Of the bo^autiful land on high." 

Paxxie Heeshberger. 
JBIoodff Run, Pa. 



Esteemed Brethren : — I am happy to inform 
you this morning that I have a few names to add 
to your list of subscribers for the lovely PiLGRiJr. 
I have been doing all that I could for it, and will 
continue to do so. If I cannot write to edifica- 
tion for its columns, I will do ray part in getting 
.subscribers. We arc much pleased with it — we 
Jlove it, and hope with many others of the church, 
soon to see it enlarged. Katie Eeichaed. 

Fairplay, 3Id. 

We are about as anxious as our j^atrons to see 
the PiEGBi-M in its full size, and are niakmg the 
necessary arrangements for that purpose, and 
would kindly solicit our readers to liave patience 
and it will appear in full costume in due time. 
"We are tliankful for the interest that many of 
our sisters are manifesting in behalf of the Pil- 
grim. "While Peter sat by the fire denying his 
knowledge of Jesus, Mary, Martha and other ho- 
ly women stood by Him and administered to His 
■wants. That same trait of devotedness seems to 
cling to the character of saintedj women yet. Their 
labors and sympatliies appear always to be enlis- 
ted in the cause of Jesus. "We fondly hope, dear 
sistei-s, that your labor of love may be abundant- 
ly blessed, and that your reward shall be that 
crown Avhicli fadeth not away. 

EDITOE'S DEPARTMENT. 



THE LOYE FEAST AT HOPEAYELL. 



Having desired to be present at this feaM bro. 
P. P. Brumbaugh, who is ever ready and iriUing 
to accommodate the harbingers of Jesus, kindly 
offered me a seat in his carriage. We started in 
the aftei-noon of the 16th, and went as far as our 



old bro. and uncle Samuel Brumbaugh's, who re- 
sides ]iear Saxtou. We did not meet him at homo 
as he pilgrim-like had taken his staff and started 
towards the place of worship, but we still enjoyed 
a pleasant evening with the remaining part of the 
family, who done everything in their power to 
make us feelatAo;/ie and we fully appreciated their 
charitable dispositions. After having a good 
night's rest we again made our way for the place 
of meeting. At the appo inted hour we arrived 
and found a large assemblage of peojile alread}" 
present to hear the gospel preached. The follow- 
ing ministering brethren were present : J. S. Hol- 
singer, of Alumu Bank ; Jacob Holsopple, of Som- 
ersctj Geo. W, Brumbaugh and Joseph Snowber- 
gcr of Clover Creek ; S. A. More, of Yellow Creek; 
G, B. Brumbaugh and o;irself, of James Creek, 
The congregation being very large the laborei-s 
were divided and services held both in the church 
and grove. AYe were called upon to lead in the 
services which we done according to ability and 
grace received, followed by J. S. Holsinger and 
others. Our subject was : "I am the way, the 
truth and the life. " The interest and attention 
manifested was encouraging and made us hope that 
our labor was not altogether in vain. We were 
afterwards informed that the same subject (by 
chance) was selected and spoken from in the grove 
by Jacob Holsopple, G. B Brumbaugh and oth- 
ers. The congregation on the outside was more 
of a promiscuous character, and consequently, less in- 
terest manifested. 

In the evening we again assembled to attend to 
the ordinances of God's hovisj:;, and "we can truly 
say, that we had a pleasiint v>-aiting before tlie 
Lord — a season of worshiping Avith the people of 
God long to be reuiembercd. The next morning 
we agam assembled for public preaching. Geo. 
W. Brumbaugh, of Clover Creek ; made the open- 
ing trom " I go a fishing " followed by G. B. Brum- 
baugh, of James Creek. The subject was well 
treated, and timely, as there are by far too many 
Peters, who forgetting their high calling in Christ 
Jesus, go a fishing after the beggarly elements 
of the world. We enjoyed ourselves much Awhile 
with our dear brethien and sisters, and foimcd 



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143 



some valuable acquaintances, and also had an en- 
couraging addition to the Pii,GRi>r family. " And 
still there is room." We stand with sttiff in hand 
ready to make a pilgrimage to every home in the 
brotiierhood. Send on the message of invitation 
and we will appear forthwith. On the evening 
of the 18th we arrived safely home where we found 
our family well and anxiously awaiting our return. 
Praise be to Him to whom all praise belong. 



As it is becoming customary for the edi- 
tors of our periodicals to give a report of the pro- 
ceedings of A. M., some of our readers may ex- 
pect the same of us. If so, we are sorry to have 
them disappointed, but so it must be for this 
time, as we failed in getting there. We might 
have several excuses to offer, but as that would 
make it no better we forbear, hoping that the dis- 
appointment will not be very great this time, and 
by another year, if spared, we pledge ourselves to 
give as full a report of the proceedings of Council 
a.s will be approved of by the church. We would 
have had the facilities of giving a full report by 
another year, had the A, M. granted that privi- 
lesre,*l)ut since that has not been sanctioned we 
will submit. The oral reports which we have 
had vrere very favorable, both as to the accommo- 
dations which had been made by the brethren and 
also the deliberations at council. We are told 
that there were some important queries before the 
meeting, and that the conclusions obtained gave 
general satisfaction. 

Wc have before us the report of Bro. H. R. 
Holsinger, of the Companion, from which we 
thought of taking some extracts for the benefit of 
those who may not have access to his report, but 
as we only have the queries of four districts wc 
do not find much of interest to give. 

Western District of Pa., was represented 
by David Long. Had only one querj', on which 
there was no fijial decision. 

Eastern District of Pa. — Represented by 
David Garlach and S. R. Zug. A request from 
that district for next A.3I. which was granted. 
Christian' Bora;barg#r,'RothsvilIe, Laifcaster co.. 



Pa., and S. R. Zug, Mastei-sonville, Pa., were ap- 
pointed Corresponding Secretaries. 

Middle District of Pa. — Represented by 
Isaac Myers and D. il. Holsinger. Querj- Xo. 

1st given in report of District M. of Pa. in Pil- 
grim No. 14. 

Western District of Pa. — Represented by 
John ^A^ise and Jacob Berkey. 

A request to have A. ]M. send two ministers, as 
Missionaries, to California one year to aid the 
church there in spreading the Gospel of Christ, 
also to bear their expenses and support their fam- 
ilies while gone. Presented to the meeting with 
the amendment that both be ordained when sent. 
Xo conclusiou given. 

The Insurance question was next proposed, and 
we believe discussed at some length, and finally 
deferred with the understanding that the insurance 
of pi-operty and Life Insurance are equally allowa- 
ble. 

This is about all that we think jnightbe of anj"^ 
special interest to our readers, and therefore will 
give no more for the present. 

In all cases and under all circumstances 



we prefer original contributions, and in prose. 
AYe love good poetry, but poets are so scarce that 
we have come to the conclusion that ours are de- 
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NO. 19. 



ESSAY DEPAETMENT. 



For the Pilffrim. 
ESSAY ON THE LORD'S PRAYER. 



BV V. P. SAYLER. 



Number 3. 



"thy kingdom come. 

That God, wliosc children are tuuglit to say, 
"(^ar Father who art in lieavcn," whose name 
shall be hallowed, is the God who so " loved the 
world, that Ho gave His only begotten son, not 
to condemn the world, but that the v.'orld through 
him might be saved." God the Father, Himself, 
being in Christ reconciling the world unto HinT- 
self. Accepting the sacrifice of His son as an 
atonement for the sin of the lunnau family througli 
Adani^s transgressions. " No more imputing 
their trespasses unto them," "and has committed 
unto us the \vord of reconciliation." And in or- 
der that His word may become effective, He, 
through His son, establishes a kingdom among 
men on earth agreeable to Hiua, which is sojnc- 
times called the kingdom of heaven, and some- 
times the kingdom of God. It is in this king- 
dom we arc prepared for an inheritance in im- 
mortal glory, with God tiic Fatlier through our 
Ijord Jesus Christ. 

Kingdom implies a king, location or territory, 
it implies subjects,, laws, government, and power 
to goveri;, and to enforce its laws. All these are 
characteristics of the kingdom of God, of whicli 
he is king, and its territory the ends of the earth, 
embracing the. upper worlds in glory; and al- 
Ihougli the Ivingdom has a location in the world, 



yet it is not of the world. By nature man is not 
a subject in it, but is a stranger, and a foreigner 
to it. Hence are the children of God to prav 
that the kingdom of God should come to them. 

But has it not come? Why tiien pray that it 
should come? Did not Jesus after His baptism 
declare that the kingdom of God was at hand ' 
Was not the law and the prophets until John, 
and is not since that time the kingdom of God. 
preached? Why then preach "Thy kingdom 
come?" So far as its introduction and establish- 
ment among men on earth is concerned, the' king- 
dom has come ; but it being not of this world, the 
children of men do not, and cannot see it. Hence 
the hviVs of the kingdom reriuirc that man must be 
born again to enable him to -sec the kingdom of 
God. The kingdom not being of this world con- 
sists not in meat and drink, but is love, joy, and 
peace in the Holy Ghost. The principles of 
which come not by observation, Init must be within 
man, notwithstanding its territory is the ends of 
the earth, yet in the heart of the alien must be 
the beginning. "Pie must be born again; not 
of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the 
word of God, whicli llvetli and abidetli forever." 
The law of the kingdom, the gospel of Christ is 
the power of God unto salvation to all them that 
believe it. This faith must come into the heart 
to overcome and subdue the carnal. mind, which . 
is enmity against God, and not subject to His 
la^\■.s, neither indeed can be. 

For the coming of this power into the hearts of 
the children of nlen, who In- nature ai'c strangers 
and aliens to the kingdom of God, we arc bid in 
pray. The kingdom has come inti> the world. 



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!«it it must coine into the iiearte of all men^ that, (he heart of man, it will work until it will work 
■A] uvdv he ruled and tc'ivcrucd by the la\v of the ' '"'" '"^^ thc^kingdom of God. For this pray. 

,. V^i 1 ■ , " rp, 1 " ■ ,1 . I And as the Saviour savs, "after this manner pr" '• 
Jiintr of th.c kniG'dom. Inc la'.v rcrjuires those m- ■■ — . - . , - '. .. _ _ _ i' 



to whose hearts it lias couio, thi'ough which the)- 
sec the kingdom, to enter in by baptism, and be- 
come fellow citizens v,ith t!ie saints, to observe all 
the ]irecepts of the Idngdom. 

Tiie laws of admission as given by the son of 
(jod, who is tiic king of the kingdoms, is faith in 
the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, repentance 
toward God, a'.id baptism. To be baptized in the 
name of the Fatlicr, and of the Son, and of the 
Holy Ghost. The ordinances in the kingdom 
lire, washing the saints feet, eating the Loi'd's sup- 
per, and the coninnmion of bi'cad and wine, the 
holy salutation of the kiss of charity, and the 
anointing the sick with oil in the name of the 
Lord. Tlic principle which governs the subject 
ill the kingdom is, love to God, and love arid 
good will toward men. Tlie life of the subject is, 
holiness of heart, pni-ity of soul, and jterfection 
throngli the Scriptures. Whei'e these prevail, is 
tlie kingdom of God, and that it may be, as it 
Y.ill be, so greatly enlarged as to absolve in it, all 
other kingdoms, and be finally established in the 
top of all mountains, (which means principalities 
:ind powers) vre are tailght to i>ray that it may come. 

JJear brethren and sisters, excellent as the ser- 
A'ico of the kingdom now is, much as \vc love and 
enjoy it, and glorious as it will be when finally 
completed in nobler scenes above, none can enter 
into it, none can enjoy its benefits unless the pow- 
er first conies into the heart. For the coming of 
t!iis power, dear ciiild of God, pray. Pray that 
it may come into the hearts of all men, and you 
may jiarticularizo. You may have a wife, a hus- 
band, a parent, a child, a brother or sister, or 
])erhaps .some other friends who are not in the 



ye." This desire, that tlio kingdojii of God may 
coiuo into the hearts of the children of men, should 
rim through all your prayers. And if you water 
your prayers Viitli tears, they v>"ill be very fruit- 
ful, " for they who sow in tears, shall reap in 
joy." " And they who go forth weeping, l:)earing 
precious seed, shall doubtless return again, brings 
ing their sheaves with them." 

Dear brethren and sisters, I sometimes fear our 
prayers are too dry. • Is there a heart so iiard 
that tears v,ill not soften? X dear sister once 
told a minister that Avhen young .she was very gay, 
and lived in all the fashions, and attended the 
theatres in I>ew York, yet a. memlx;r of- the 
church all the while. Vv^hile in this state she 
pleased her husband well, but somehow the king- 
dom of God came into her heart, and in its work- 
ing her love of fashion and desire to attend amuse- 
ments became dead, and her desire to come into 
the kingdom became intense. The husband op- 
posed her, and by his ojjposition kept her back 
for some time. When she could endure it no 
longer, slie determined to enter in by .the door of 
liaptism, but he said she shottld not, and laying 
himself down on the settee, the devoted young 
v\-ife fell on her knees before him, and a flood of 
tears from lier eyes falling upon him. His op- 
posing heart was broken ; he said go, I will go 
with yoti to the. water. It was winter, and there 
was much ice on the water. His attention to her 
was assiduous; she said hewoidd have carried me 
in his arms Irom the water if I had let him. This 
is the eifeet of tears. Let them freely mix with 
tlie prayer, " Thy kingdom come." 



SPEAK SOFTLY, 



but grevioua 



"A soft answer turncth away wratli, 
words stir up auger." — Prov. 15 : 1. 

Speak softly brotlier. Speak .softly sister. Yon 
know not wh.at may be the effects of a word soft- 
ly .spoken. I'he destiny of some precious soul 
may be hanging on one word. When we think 
v.c are without influence, and our words drop un- 
noticed into oblivion, we may be exerting a pow- 



kingdom. Single them out before the Lord vrhen j er that kino-s ai-e not able to command. If everv 



you pray, " Thy kingdom come," that the power 
■ if t i>e kingttom may come into them to work in 
tliein both to will and to do His good pleasure. 

The Saviour .«ays, '•' that the kingdom of heav- 
en iS like leaven hid in meal, Aviiich Viill work 
iill the whole lump will be leavened." So when 



harsh word and look was at once obliterated, what 
a heaven we would have! O, how glorious, how 
happy would the world appear ! Every sound of 
the human voice would be as the balmy dews that 
fltll Iw the waters side, or as the gentle zephyrs 
that play through the shady bower, fertilizing the 
impoverished heart, and s<iftly fauning the faint- 
ins: brow. How hajipy would be the mcetiiigs, if 



principle of llie gospel of Christ comes into ' everv face presented a smile, ami every tongue 



THE r I L G R I M . 



ir, 



lisjied IX soft wonl. Tliis is just what wc expect 
heaven to be. Just such a disposition we have 
portrayed in the life aud character of Christ. 
From the time of His entering His great mission 
of redeeming the workl to the sealing of it ■with 
His blood, we find His conversation with man a 
continued chain of " soft words." In the death of 
His friend Lazarus, liow softly Pie spake to the 
"weeping sisters, " I am the resurrection and the 
life. He that believetli in rao though he were 
dead, j'et shall he live." How endearingly these 
Avoj'ds must have fallen upon the bereft hearts. 
Sorrow vanishes as the morning vapor, and a 
taint ray of hope finds an entrance to the mourn- 
ing souls. "Yes, Lord, \\'e believe." Again Ave 
see Him at Jacolj's M'ell, O, what a picture ! 
There sat the wearied Saviour by the memorable 
well. Let us take a seat with Him aud hear some 
of tlioso honeyed words Avhich prompted the dis- 
solute Samaritan woman to ask of Him "the liv- 
ing water." This certainly was making a great 
request, but 3-et the divine face brightens — His 
eyes are ready to drop sympathlaijig tears, as if 
He saw the Avhole degraded sjieeies in one sinner 
before Him, and His hand half open, as if He 
held in it "tlie living water," the Vv'oman still 
listening with downcast looks, and tcare trick- 
ling down her cheeks — -her pitcher resting on the 
mouth of the well, while accusing disciples stood in 
the rear wonderiuo; at the amazintj condescension. 
Truly it v.'as a picture which might convert a 
soul. What an interesting theme — what a won- 
derftd exposition grew fron^ tlie few soft \s'ords, 
" Give mc to drink." 

Let us again follow Him into the hall where 
Ihe prostitute woman was arrayed before her ac- 
cuser. He calmly bows himself down and with 
His finger commences writing. He hears the ac- 
cusations — the crime was great, but perhaps not 
as gr-^at as what he reads in the hearts of her ac- 
cusers. He condemns nor justifies neither, but 
wishes to instruct both. How calmly, how softly 
comes the great teaching. To the Pharisee — "he 
that is without sin cast the first stone," and to the 
I'rostitute — "go sin no more." When boister- 
ous Peter said : " thou shalt never wash my feet," 
without the least upbraiding or excitement he 
says " if I wash thee not, thou hast no part with 
me." While on the agonizing cross a look from 
his sympathizing face caused a denying Peter to 
weep, and the last \vords to the Avecping women 
that clustered around tlie cross, wore more than soft 
— more than human tenderness, "weep not for 
me, but weep for yourselves and children." Ev- 
ery act, every look, and every word was diftuscd 
with heavenlv love, for those whom he came to 

-''y^:- " . . 1 

Then speak softly (o the lra\'cl-worn ])i]griih. ' 
He needs a little encouragement (0 stimulate his 



weary stc])s as he wends his way toward his 
h aven of rest. Speak softly to the sick and dv- 
ing, It may soften the last lingering sparlv of 
life — -alleviaie the last pain in the flesh, and; 
stam}"* a smile on the soul that may never be 
eraeed. Speak softly to the sinner who is fas', . 
drifting dovrnward to hell. One soft A\'ord ma\' 
yet I'cclaim him. Oh ! who would not live a lift: 
of soft ansv^"cr3 to save a precious soul from de- 
struction ? 

Speak softly to the tlioughtless, the giddy and 
the vain. Oh ! pity the soul that spends pre- 
cious time in adorning this body which must soon 
be food for worms and thus neglect that inward , 
adorning which qualifies the sou! for heaven and 
happiness; soft words may avail — -may open the 
dooi'S long barred by fleshly pride, and let Jesus in. 

Lastly, speak softly to our children. Never 
should we be so careful as wlicn in the presence of 
children. The young soul is shaped by every 
look — every action and every -w-ord that is suffi- 
ciently prominent to make an impression on their 
minds. Then, if you would have your children 
grow up as ornaments to yourselves, to society and 
to God, " speak softly," because " soft words will 
turn a^vay wrath." A field never was so full of 
opportunities, as that of giving soft answers. 
Thousands of blood bought souls are waiting to re- 
ceive them. Then give them frequently— give them 
freely, and by so doing }-ou may save a sou! and 
hide a multitude of sins. . H. B. B. 



DEATH. 

BY ISAAC BAEKnARl-: 

Rcalii Ihrougb the air doth ever speed, 
Behold you not his pale white steed ? 
"vVitli bow and quiver in his haud, 
lie swiftly flics tlu'oughout the land. 

And when toward thco his bo'w is bout, 
An arrow quickly will be sent ; ■ 
Nor long with you will death couteud, 
Xot long cau'st thou his dart withstand. 

Oh 1 sinner, hast thou ne'er once thought 
Your soul with precious blood was bought 
By the spotless Lamb in heaven • 

"Whose heart for thco was riven 'r 

Hast, thou ne'er heard that God on Iii.uli 
Ilath decreed that thou shalt surely die • 
Then tiu'n to Jesus while you may. 
Accept heaven while called to-day. 

The present moment to luce is given, 
The next belongs to God in heaven. 
<>, llicn improve the one thou hast, 
Tor it to you may prove the last. 



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T JI E T I L G II I M , 



'() TIIOS!-: 



Pur the rUijiiin, 
DE8TRIN(i TO BECJOMK A 
CHRISTIAX. 



"Almost Ihou persuadest mc to l-.c a cliristiaii." 
These words were spoken by one wlio occu[)iod 
an lionoi'ccl jwsition in lifcj while hearing l!)e 
}'ea.soningH of a poor prisoner, thus leaving tiie 
impressions that, Jiotwitlistanding his honored po- 
sition, he felt ihc necessity of being a christian 
when all earthly, honors wonld cease to do hini 
any good. Alas ! how many in our day view it 
in tliis way, and are {)ersiiadcd in their own 
minds that they ought to l)c christians, but arc 
putting it o{f for a more convenient se_asou, Avhich 
season may never come. My dear reader, may I 
cite you to a few reasons why you sliould become 
a cliristian ? I use the term christian : I mean 
followers of the meek and lowly Lamb of God, 
wlio suffered, bled, and died the ignominious 
death on the cross, in order that he might taste 
death for every man, and rose again for our Jus- 
tification. In the first place v/e ought, t(^ love 
Him bcoaiisc He first loved us, for he has created 
us, and redeemed us from the sin of our first pa- 
rents who were the first of God's created bein.gs, 
<if whom He said, "let us make man in our own 
image." And he saw that it was good, but alas ! 
it did not remain so long ; tlie visit in the cool of 
vrlie day testified to tliis fact ; he soon lost that 
love and union, characteristic of one in so holy a 
state, and brought the human fiimily into a lost 
and ruined condition by part<aking of the forbid- 
den fruit. 

Nov/ God's decree is to save man, and for that 
very ])urposc He has sent his only begotten Son 
into the world, that whosoever beiievetli in Him 
may have everlasting life. Let us view, for a 
moment, His kindness toward the human fami- 
ly. He gave Adam but one commandment, giv-: 
ing him privilege to ]>artakc of all the trees in the 
garden save one. This command he failed to 
obey, ^vhich brought death into the M-orld. But 
the goodness of God sent a second Adam into tlic 
world, one that, tliough he was tempted^ ^\'ould 
say, "get thee hence." One that could again re- 
store us into fiivor and fellow.ship with God. But 
,:is long a^ A\e are in au infantile state there is 
nothing reijuired of us, IVoiii the fact that V.-c have 
not sinned, and have no knowledge of the gospel. 
The commission says, teacli ; but ^^e can't be 
taught until we are of a sufficient age to know 
good from evil, ^\'ell niigjit the Saviour say, 
"Suffer little children to come unto mc, and for- 
bid them not for of such is *he kingdom of heav- 
en." \\c. who have arrived to years of aecofinta- 
bility, cannot be saved in this way; there is som"' 
thing for us,to.-do, and he iuvitcs -iig to cor,;r 



me all yc ends of tlie earth and be ye saved." 
God's special love for us is manifested in this, 
that, though we have sinned often, when a\ e come 
pleading pardon, He is ready to forgiye-j, His 
mission is to save the Vv'orld. He csujjo.i^t tc> 
call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 

p. M. FOGKl.SAKGEi:. 



Selected hy 31. J. C. EcUr. 
WOMAN'S INF'r^UENCE. 



"What can the Vi'omen of our churches do for 
Christ? Here is touched what is rudimcutal and 
vital in the great work of evangelizing the world. 
We will not dwell upon the divine ordination of 
the family, and how all the great raovements of 
the world and the church are touched by the hands 
that rock the cradle, and the lips that lead the 
song and guide tlie infant prayer of tile nursery; 
but how evcnbej'ond the. home slie may jvi'eacli 
Jesus to perishing sinners. 

Look at Cah'ary. There where man faltered 
and fled, did v.'oman linger to mingle the tears of 
her love and constancy with the blood of suffering. 
There she stood by the dying Saviour and went 
from the cross to relume the lamp of. h.cr devotion 
at the door of the sepulcher. " Last at his cross 
and earliest at His grave. "' It is remarkable that 
the first annunciations of the resurrection, and tlw 
first appearances of Christ, vi'cre niade to women. 

AVhy not to Peter or John, or some others of 
the eleven? Probably for the same reason tlrat 
placed three ■women to one man at the cross, and 
no^v places three •\'\'omen to one man at the 
communion table. Tlicre is a quicker sympathy 
in woman's heart with Christ and a more respon- 
sive love' than is found in man, and hence a 
greater pi'cparedness to receive the news and 
rc\'elations of a risen Saviour. Hence the first ti- 
dings of the resurrection from human lips came 
not from tlie apostles, l)ut fron.i the lips of woman. 
She Avas the first divinely ordained preacher of a 
risen Saviour, and so it has been ever since. We 
first hear the story of the cross and the sepulcher, 
not from thepulpit, not from thelijisofa man, bu: 
from the lips of a pious mother ora sister who drops 
into our infantile hearts this wonderful story of 
love and mercy. It is thus by divine ordinance 
that the gentle heart of woman in living contact 
with the opening hearts of childhood and the less- 
ons of tiie nnrsciw are often the means under God 
of leading the soul to Christ, arid cliristian bio- 
graphy is crowded with meniorialif of the divine 
seal on the teacliing of patient and praying moth- 
ers. Let the christian women of the church re- 
member the Marv that stood bv the cross. 
Wahmi Bottom.. June lR//(. " 



o:ilA'niii>n i.- fi" 



lerms, " Jjiok 



: 'iOr. has hi:-^ eye 
eannof .(Iceeiv" hiiu. 



>uv licart ; youriotigu" 



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YOUTH'S DEPARTMENT^_ 



'Fe-ed my Lambs.'"— John xxi: XV. 



HARVEST TlitE. 



?,Iv dear Youiig readers, this very Wai'nl cvcn- 
h,g we feel like cmployin.g a short time m giving 
you a few of our wandering thoughts. The thel- 
luomctcr stands at !)8° in the sliade, which we 
tlvnk counts for very warm. \ ct it wc could all 
reuiaiu in tlie shade we could still get along finely, 
],ut Iiarvest lias come. The waving gram fields 
arc already getting wliite for the sickle, and soon 
wc must go forth to gather in the golden sheaves; 
as Iiarvcst time only comes once a year, and it not 
n-athcred at the proper time much will be wasted, 
'ill which case tliose who arc careless would be in 
. want belbre another harvest time comes around. 
No doubt before this reaches you, many ot you 
^^-\\\ have had the pleasure of binding many itt e 
slicavcs and of gathering them together on little 
heaps ready for shocking, and not witlistiinding 
lhc •A-arm weather, vou will have quite a nice time 
ofit. Now this is all very nice-all very nglu, 
that we should labor to gather in, and save that 
whicli our licavenly father has so kindly given to 
us But while talking of harvest and .harvest 
scenes, we would like to tell our little readers ot 
another harvest tliat is vastly more important Wc 
mean the harvest of the soul . ^\ e read in the bi- 
ble- " Be not deceived, God is not mocked, wliat- 
soevcr a man sowcth that shall he alsoreap. He 
thatsoweth to the flesh, shall of the llcsh reap cor- 
ruption, but he tliat sowcth to the spirit shall o- 
the snirit reap life everlasting." Tlu.s is the seed 
time \ as soon as we are able to do gopd wc should 
commence sowing to the spirit, as with t ns lite, 
seed time AviU close, and then comes tlie harvest. 
Tv.on the more and better seed we sow in this lite, 
the better and the longer will be our harvest to 
reap in the world to come. The great beauty ot 
ihisliarvest is, that when we are done sowing the 
labor ceases. It is true that the fallows are hard 
and rough, and intcvspcrscd with many bnars, 
thorns and thistles, yet to the industrious laborer 
the "seed time " is fraught with many little seasons 
(,f pleasure and en)oymcnt, especially when our la- 
),ni arc well mixed with faith and hope. It you 
have a small fruit tree (which it is tlie pnvilciroot 



hope are now at au cad. You now realize the cu- 
iovracnt of your care and labor, but how short the 
enioymentfHow different is the liar vest to those 
wiio sow to the spirit. In this case tiic seed time 
is very short, and the harvest time unending, am! 
the whole of that time consists in pure eiijoymcnt 



_-ves ■• of the spirit shall reap eternal life." I hopL 
aU'our dear little readers will commence sowing 
to the spirit j list now. The seed consist m loving 
Jesus, loving parents, loving little brothers aiui 
sisters, loving every body and doing all kind ot . 
a-ood deeds. These seeds, if so\yn will produce a 
o-lorious harvest. Then little brothers ana s-sters, 
commence sowing note, sow not sparingly, but sow 
bountifully, sow the best of seed and t!ie oest only 
Ifyou sow all good seed, you can reap ah good 
fruit, but be careful and sow no fleshly seed li 
you do you will be sure to reap corruption. NVith 
these rambling thoughts, wc will now take leave 
of our little readers, hoping by tlie time wc meet 
again, many of you xviU have commeiicea sowing 
the "-ood seed of the kingdom. H. B. B. 



STORY OF JOSEPH- 



For the PiUjriui 
-ConrhldcJ. 



good 



many of you to have) how caretul you dig about 
it and prune it. Year after year you watch it 
steadily growing up ; you arc told that a tew years 
more and your tree will bear fruit; you have uu- 
nlicit faith in your tree, and liope soon to realize 
1 he result of your lal)or. AVitli this laith and hope 
your care and labor becomes a sweet ])leasure--an- 
other year rolls around and your tree buds, h ..oms 
nud finallv produces Ih- pcWi'ct fruit. I aith and 



In our last wc left Joseph in prison, but _ 
deeds are not forgotten of God. Soon the king 
had two very wonderful dreams. ' he urcamed 
that he stood by a river, and saw seven fit kmc 
come up out of the river and fed in a meadow, 
and after that he saw seven lean kmc come up 
out of the river, and the poor kine eat up tac 
fit ones, and he awoke and behold it was a dream. 
And a.o-ain he dreamed and saw a stock of corn 
come up having seven good ears, after it a stock 
having seven lean ears, and the lean cars devoured 
tlie flit ones. Pharoali'.s spirit began to ti;oublc 
him and he scut for all tiro wise men in Egypt^_ 
that thev might interpret his dreams, but none of 
them could give the interpretation 

Then it was that the ungrateful butler tliouglit 
of Joseph, who was yet in prison, and made his 
^visdom known to the king. He was immcdiatciy 
scnt for, and the king made known to liim liis 
dreams The interpretation was, tliat the seven 
fat kinc aud seven full cars, represented seven 
years of plcntv, and the seven lean kmc and seven 
blasted ears, seven years of faminc,.and the am- 
ine should become so grievous that everytliing 
should be consumed. Jo.seph therefore advised 
that the king sliould select a wise man and set liim^ 
over tlic land to lay uj) store dimng the year of 
plentv. for tiie vcar offaminc, and Pharoah know- 
ing the wisdom of Josqih, tliought there was 
none belter fitted for the position than lumsclf. 
So Josei>li was set ov.r the land of Egypt, and onl v 
ia the ihrone was Phar.iah greater than he. And 
J,rM-,,h rmMww:M sfnriug awav m l-ariM 



10 ) 



T li E PILGRIM, 



nnd storc-!iolist*s, s6 that by the glifi of 
tiic seven years of" plenty every thing was fuU. 
XCv,' conies the }Tar3 of famine, not only iii 
Kgvpt, but also iu the land of father Jacob and 
jiis jcalo'j.s sons. When they heard of the corn in 



Lovefeast on the loth, 11 miles K.W. ofCtinton. 

iu the Ma«hi]]e;i diurch, Summit co., Oliio, in a 
barn of bro. Jacob Humberts, whore I Jiad tlic 
pleasure for the Si-st time to commune -with the 
membci-s there. Brethren Heniy Kurtz, Gab- 



Rgypt, old Jacob sent his ten sons, (keeping riel Xeff, Jacob Kurtz and other prominent speal 



Ijenjdnuii 



tiic solace of h.i? deciining days at 
Siome) to buy Corn, little thinking tliat thiiy there, 
would raect ■with the brother they so much dc 



crs Avere 111 attendance.. Vt'e had a verj- interest- 
ing, and, I hope, successful meeting; although 
this order of some of the outsiders I could iiot 



spiscd and whom they tlionght a\ii3 dcadi And .; praise, but hope the Lord will forgive them, for 
• ">vlicii iJicy get tlicrcs they knew not .Joscpli And j tlicy did not kn.ow what they done. AVhile I ah 
Jic accused tlicm as l.ieiug spies, but they said nav, 
to buy corn have thy servants come. Joseph 
llicii said) if ye be true nlcn let one abide here, 
and he took .Simeon and east liim into ]iri?on, 
sending the rest home with their sacks filled with 



t'orn, 



id in each sack the raoney ^^-]lich thev 
had given him, vith th.a request that iae younger 
brother should be brought before Simeon could 
be released. This was ^t nard request for the gail- 
ty brother, kn.;v,qiig that tlieir father vrould be 
.oatue tQ scud Benjamin, but when .Jacob was 
inforrnrd of the conditions on which supplies 
would be granted, he finally agreed to let Ben- 
jamin go. All this time Joseph's heart yearned 
to make himself known to his brother. Their 
sacks were again filled and the money in them. 
In Benjamin's sack was placed the silver cup. 

After they had departed, a message was sent 
after them aecusuag them of stealing. The sacks 
were examined from the eldest down to Benjamin. 
In this sack the cup was found. They again re- 
turned to Joseph, v,-ho according to their own 
conditions, was to keep Benjamin. Judah then 
made a strong and touching appeal iu behalf of 
his youngest brother, after A\lnch Joseph, melted 
to tears, made himself known to his brethren. 
.Vfter much weeping for joy, they were sent home 
laden Avith presents, requesting them to bring fa- 
ther Jacob into the land of Egypt, vrhere they 
shall all be cared for during life and when the 
old father heard that his son was yet ali\'e, his 
spirit revived and said, "It is enough: Joseph 
my son is yet alive : I Avill go and see him be- 
fore I die."" A'. 51. ElECHAED. 



Fed 



rpUiy, 



Md. 



COEBESPOTOENGE. 

Bro. Eds: — Having given the readers of the 
PiLGlilJr an account of my visits till June 11th. 
I will continue from that time. June 12th I met 
with the Brethren of Linn county, Iowa, at a 
school house near bro. J. Waters, where we had 
two meetings, and then went home with bro. 
Thomas Snvdcr, who took me to Cedar Raiiids. 
On (he morning of the 13th left there at 7:20 A. M. 
Sped on by the iron horse 585 mile?: to Canton, 
Ohio, where I arrived June 1 ith. Attended a 



engaged with the loving members there in attend- 
ing to the lioly ordinances of the Lord's liouse, 
many serioirs and solemn reflections passed through 
my mind, causing my lieart to overflow witli jov 
mingled with sorrow. Joy to behold the mem- 
bers so united in conforming to the order of tlio 
church of God, as to the extei-nal appearances. 
Sorro^\' to see so few of their children with them 
at the Table of the Lord. Can it be possible that 
there is a lack of jiroper training ? Can they bo 
too strenuous, or exacting more from them than 
Christianity requires, and thereby destroy the lovo 
that children should have to their parents, which 
is often the cause of their becoming stubborn and 
rebellious toward their parents, and their God? 
Let every christian jiarent answer these questions 
for himself, and examine closely in the fear of 
God, where the £\ijlt lies. Brethren and sisters, 
who are parents, let us use gentle persuasive 
means by showing them the awful consequences of 
sin, and the dreadful calamity, and overthrow of 
them that iudulge in pride and wickedness out 
of the word of God. By doing this in a lov- 
ing and feeling manner, with a s;ood christian 
example and constant prayer to God for the con- 
version of your children in their presence, you 
may be sure of success. Pardon my digression. 

In the morning of June 16th bro. M. Hole took 
bro. H. Kurtz and myself to Canton, in order to 
resume my journey homeward. Left there on 
the Cincinnati express at 7:35 A. ii., and arrived 
at Couemaugh at 3:40 r. :m., having met bro. Jos. 
Berkey on the train. "We stopped there to attend 
the Lovefeast at Jackson Mectiug-house, Cam- 
bria CO., Pa. There being no conveyances we 
walked lour miles to where, already, services had 
commenced and a number of brethren and 
sisters had assembled, for that church is (.imposed 
of many members. Brethren S. Lidy, G. ]Mvers, 
D. Holsinger and others were the speakers in at- 
tendance. We had a blessed Feast, and most ex- 
cellent order. O, that Gorl may bless the vicinity 
with outpouring's of the Holy Sph'it for the con- 
duct and reverence manifested to the Church of 
God. 

Next day, the 17th, we had meetitig in the 
forenoon, whore good attendance and a very dose 
observance was shown to the Mord of God. I 



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151 



hope some good will result from, our being to- 
gether in the name of God. Jn th& afternoon I 
returned to the station, took the train for Xewry 
lor my home. I stayed all iiight v.'itli 1:>ro. D. 
Sell, one mile from Xewry. I took it on foot 
next morning till I met my grandson seven miles 
from there, vrho met me with ray conveyance, and 
arrived at home June 18th in good health, and 
also finding my little family in good health, and 
my cliildren and and their families surrounding 
tiiem. 

O, bless tlic Lord, O, my soul, for his goodness. 
Praise and thanks be unk) his holy name for his 
protecting care he has had over my family, and 
ra_yself, while absent from them for the space of 
ten weeks. He has preserved me from accident 
and inisfortunc of every kind, being in perfect 
health all the time, and kindly cared for by the 
brethren, sistere and friends wherever we were. 
Truly do Ave thank them, and pray God to reeom- 
jieuse tliem in the resurrection of the just for 
their liberality and love. 

As tliis note has become longer than I expected 
I will forbear. In my next I will give you a 
condensed report of meetings I attended, the dis- 
tance I traveled, and the expense of my journey, 
Avith general observations on what I experienced. 

Leoxaed Fuury. 
Kcrv Enterprise, Fa. 



Dear Pilgeijl ; — I hereby give you a In'ief 
.nccount of a recent pilgrimage, (or journev) to the 

\rc.?t. 

I left home on the 2.5th of Mav and arrived at 
Polo, Ode CO., III., on the 27th. On the 28th was 
taken to Pine Creclv, same co., to a Lovefcast. Had 
a very pleasant meeting. Here a young man enter- 
ed the number and set out on a pilgrimage to tlie 
Celestial City. 

May 29th was taken to Millidgcville to a Love- 
fcast. Here the enemy had been at worl^, sowing 
discord among the pilgrims. But by consulting 
togethei-, harmon}' v/as restored, and we enjoyed a 
})leasant meeting. Preaching the next morning 
at 9:00 a. m. Visited some of my old acquain- 
tances formerly from Somei-sot oo.. Pa., In the 
evening M-as taken to bro. Isaac Smueker's, an old 
acquaintance from Ohio. 

May 31st was taken to Cherry Grove, C.irroll 
CO., to a Lovefeast. Here I met the brethren two 
years ago, at a Lovefcast. Here we had a " feast 
of lat things." J.Iay our kind Father lend these 
pilgrims to rest. Meeting next morning at same 
place. 

JuxE ls(. was taken to Silver Creek congre- 
gation. Lodged with bro. David E. Price, an es- 
teemed fellow ])i!grim. 

■Ifne 2nd. was taken to Silver Creel-: mcrt- 



ing-house to Lovefcast. Here five set out on a 
pilgrimage to the "Golden City," the city of our 
God. The exti'cmes in age of those M'ho set out 
for Keaven, were fourteen and sixty-five. 

After the feast, was taken to Haldane Depot to 
the train for Waterloo. On the 3rd. of June, at 
1 : 20: P. M. we arrived at "Waterloo. Here 1 
met manv acquaintances, having lived near this 
place two years ago. Meeting in the evening in 
the Brethren's meeting jiouse 4 miles south of 
Waterloo, met many loved ones still on their jour- 
ney home, home to God. Here, like Paul of old, 
we hai.l occasion to " thank God and take courage." 
Eeraaincd in tlic neighborhood visiting until the 
time of the couueii. 

We had a pleasant Annual Sleeting, Vidiich con- 
tinued until Thursday, 9th of June. At about 12 
M. the council closed. Then came the parting 
time, sorrowful indeed. .Many tears were shed 
when we came to part. At 10: 30 P. M. the train 
moved off, and Me were soon rolling over the 
" rail " homeward bound. 

We stopped with the brethren in Lagrange oo., 
Ind, and St. Joe co., ISIichigan, to enjoy a Love- 
feast with'them. Had a very pleasant meeting. 
May God prosper the dear ones on the journey, 

June 12th. 10:48 p. M., wo took the train for 
home. And, having a pi-osperoos journey, m'o ar- 
rived at home th.e 14th of JnrjO, about 9:00 a.m.,, 
found all well, tliank God, I hereby tender my 
thanks to the kind friends wh.o assistccl me, 
Fraterunliv yours. 

SccTtcrv MilL Joiix Wise. 



MISOEIiANEOUS. 



MaNET LIST. 



■Tohn Custer, 
Jolm SIvo.waltcr, 
Plieoki A . MooiT, 
Andrew Ritehy, 
ElihH MoOTC, 
BeiTJ. Coble, 
Laudoii West. 



B. R. Stifler, 
.T. M. Moliler. 
D.. K. Sayler, 
.Tohn B. Billing, 
M. A. G. Eckor, 
Solomon Eby, 
V. T. Gilbaugh, 



.los. D. Nchr, 
Leonard Funy, 
.Ino- Ilolsiuger, 
Geo. Cl.appei-, 
Leonard Furry, 
AVin. Panebaker, 



OFFER TO SUNDAY-SCIiaOLS. 



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what conditions we would I'urnish the Pilgriji for six 
months for the use of Sunday Schools, wo have concluded 
to make the following very libei-al otl'cr : 

15 copies to one address, G months, from May 1st, § G 00 
20 " " " " " "7 00 

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This offer is made to Sunday Schools only, and is so 
very low that it will not more than pay expenses of ma- 
terial, but as we said in ihe beginning our object is to do 
good, and we are determined to malic an cll'ort in that di 
rection. Will not our Sunday Seliool officers .-assist us by 
having the Pilgeim introduced in their schools? The 
cost is so trifling that any scholar can afford it, and we 
fondly Iiopp th.Tt the result will be more than satisfactory 



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Trine Imniersion, 



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B. F. Moomaw and Dr. J. J.- Jackson, to wliich is an- 
nexed a Treatise on the Lord's Supper, ami on the ne- 
cessity, character and evidences of the new birth, also a 
dialogue on tlie doctrine of non-resistance, by Elder B. 
F. Moomaw. 

The above Avork may be ordered from this office at 70 
cents per copy. Any person wanting liglit on any of the 
above subieets, cannot do better than to order tlie above 
book. The arguments are plain, lucid, and to tlie point. 
"We have a good supply, and will send tlieniby return mail . 



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NO. 20. 



ESSAY DEPAETMENT. 



For the Pilgrim. 
ESSAY Ols THE LORD'S PRAYER. 



BY P. r. SAYLER. 



NtnrBER 4, 



" THY y.aEL BE POXE OX EARTTr, AS IT IS IN 
HEAVEN." 

As tlic Lord bids His people to pray that His 
kingdom may come, so He bids us to do His Avill 
ill the kingdoiu among men ou earth, as it is done 
in lieavcn. Oliscrvo, dear bi'cthrcn and sisters, 
our salvation depends upon two wills ; the will of 
God, and the ■nill of man. If God wills not our 
salvation, v:e cannot he saved, and if man wills not 
his salvation, he v:ill not he saved. But thanks be 
to God that it is His will that all men should l)e 
saved, and. come unto the knowledge of tiic truth 
and live. By the prophet he snys, " cast away 
from you all your transgressions whereby ye liave 
transgressed, and make yourself a new lieart and 
a new spirit, for why will ye die, O, house of Is- 
rael, for I have no jtleasure in the death of him 
that dieth, saith the Lord God, wherefore turn 
yourselves and live ye." These scriptures declare 
the will of God is that man should be saved, but im- 
ply that man must do his part iu the work of sal- 
vation, by doing tlic \vill.of the Father ia His 
kingdom on eartli, as the holy in heaven do it. 

The will of the Father being done satisfactorily 
to him by the holy in heaven, he gives it as a 
model for His sul^jccts in His kingdom on earth 
to pattern after. Jesus Christ being the chief cor- 
ner-stone of both in heaven and on earth, I will 



name Him first who did His will. The Father 
vrills tliat m;rti should be saved, and that His only 
dear Son sl'.onld be their Saviour. Jesus, the Son, 
nurrmured not against His Father's M-ill. He did 
not fear His liouse would be compromised by talc- 
ing upon Himself the form of sinful flesh, and be- 
come a servant, to be laid in a manger wrapt in 
swadling clothes among tlie beasts of tlie stall. 
He did not murmur to leave the glory He had 
^•ith the Father from all eternity, and to become 
a man of sorrow,' and acquainted with grief. It is 
the Father's will, he sliall do it. Great as the 
sacrifice may be Ho nnakcs it freely. He comes to 
earth to do His Father's a\ ill, and when the Fath- 
'er wills, He shall drink the cu]> of suffering. He 
says, not my, but thy will be done. 

The angels in heaven do the Father's will. In 
an essay for the Pilgrim I can only touch and 
not tarry. God sent theni with messages to Abra- 
ham, to Lot, to Isaac, to Jacob, to the Prophets, 
&c.. To Zachariah, to Mary, and to the Shep- 
herds. To the " pool," to trouble its waters ; to 
the sepulchcr, and to carry the soul of LazarTis, 
the beggar into Abrahaai's bosom, and to St. John 
on the isle of Patmos. They were sent as exe- 
cutioners to destroy Sodom am?" Gomorrah and the 
Assyrian army, &c. In all these they did the 
^v'ill of the Father in jieaven without a murnnir. 
Ilicyflew snifthj to do His nill, never asking, is it 
necessary that tee should do it, or is it essential to 
our happiness, or tliat it is degrading to their dig- 
nity to do the work of servants, or that it would 
degrade their honor to become public executioners. 
Xo, not a murmur. And had they been bid to gp 
down and sweep 4lie sti'eets of Jerusalem tliey 



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THE PILGRIM, 



would liavc done it without a murmur. One 
murmur among them would convulse the universe 
of God. So must the Father's will be done in 
His kingdom on earth, the church of God, by His 
subjects, the sons and daughters of God by faith in 
tlie Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the building on 
earth will be ■fitly framed together with that in 
heaven, and the two be one. Brethren and sis- 
ters, will you be united with them in heaven, you 
must do the Father's will on earth in his kino-dom 
as they do it in heaven. In your coming into his 
kingdom (the church) you must come in by the 
door of faith, repentance and .baptism ; and in the 
kingdom yon must do and observe all His com- 
mandments and ordinances blameless. 

In your family relations you must do His will. 
" Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter 
agaiaist them. Wives, be in subjection to your 
husbands, tliat your prayers be not hindered," is 
tJxe Father's will ; it must be done on earth in his 
kingdom, as his will is done in heaven. It is the 
Father's will that we should bring up our chil- 
dren for his service in his kingdom on earth. 
Therefore his will is that, " parents provoke not 
your cliildren ^q wr^th, but bring them up in the 
muture and admonition of the Lord." Instill 
correct principles into their J^onng and tender 
minds ; while growings train them correctly. De- 
velop these faculties in the love and fear of God. 
Take them with you to the public service in the 
kingdom; beget in them a love for tlie church, 
and the Father's people. Don't allow them to 
roam all oyer the country in company with the 
wicked and vicious youths of the world ,by day 
and night, breaking the Lord's day by fishing, 
hunting, swearing, carousing, &c. Keep a vigi- 
lent eye upon them, and make them feel they owe 
you respect. " Bring yp a child in the way he 
should go, and Avlien he is old he will not depart 
1rom it," is the Father's declaration. Try it, obey 
it, and do it. 

"Children, honor your parents in all things, 
and obey them in the Lord. If you will love 
life, and see good days, refrain your tongue from 
evil, and your lips that they speak no guile ; es- 
chew c^■iT, and do good^ seek peace and pcrservc ' 



it." Children, mock not your parents. " The 
eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to 
obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall 
pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it," is 
the word of the Father who is in heaven. It is 
His will that you shall do it preparitory to your 
coming into his kingdom. Do it, and it will do 
3-0U good. 

Dear brethren and sisters, the -will of the Father 
in heaven is, tliat man ought always pray, and 
should pray without ceasing. " I Avill that man 
pray every where lifting up holy hands without 
wrath and without doubting. Be thankful in all 
things, and in everything give thanks, for this is 
the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you," 
says the apostle, is the will of our Father in heav- 
en. It m list be done on earth, as it is in' heaven 
Then be always in a mind of prayer. Pray in 
your field, pray in your barn, pray in the forest, 
pray walking, pray riding, pray sitting, pray 
standing, pray kneeling, pray in your closets, pray 
at your tables, and pray in your houses. Have 
stated reasons for prayer in the family. There is 
no place too low for prayer, and no sinner too de- 
graded to hear it. It is our Father's will it shall 
be done on earth, as his will is done in heaven. 
So we must not only pray that it be done, but lay 
hold to the work, and do it. 

Be not conformed to this world, but to be 
tranformed by the renewing of our minds, that we 
may prove what is the good, acceptable and per- 
fect will of God, is the Father's will, and must 
be done in his kingdom on earth, as it is done in 
heaven. No pride and superfluity can exist in 
heaven, none must be in his kingdom on earth. 
The angels who kept not their first estate were cast 
out, so it is his will that it be done in his kingdom 
on earth. Brethren and sisters, let us pray in 
spirit and in truth, " thy will be done on eg,rth, as 
it is in heaven," and thus use all diligence to do 
it and our Father in heaven will bepleased with 
us, and own us as His at his coming,and receive 
us into his" glory. So let his will be done, 
ximen. 



Good grows stronger, and evil weaker, every 
time we overcome temptation. 



THE PILGEIM. 



155 



For the Pilgrim. 



HARVEST. 



" Thrust in thy sickle and reap, for the time is come for 
tliec to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe." — Rev. 
14: 15. 

At this time and season of the year, M^e have 
forcibly presented to the mind the truth taught 
in the above figure, drawn from the great field of 
nature. In looking over our happy and blessed 
land just now, we must contemplate a scene some- 
thing like that shown in the text above. The 
fields which but a few weeks ago were clothed in 
their mantle of green, are now speedily whitened 
for the harvest, and the heavy ear which is now 
gently bowing to the earth with its load of ripen- 
ing grain, bespeaks a busy scene of ingathering, 
which must soon take place. There are lessons 
taught amidst these eartiily scenes, which, if right- 
ly applied, may be of benefit and interest to us. 
Then let us go to the fields, and see what we can 
learn there. Hereby these fields of golden grain 
we are struck with the promising prospect before 
us. Truly this is the husbandman's joy ; for this 
he has ho^jed, for this he has labored, and now he 
is made glad that his labors have not been in vain. 
Nearly a year ago he might have been seen in 
this same field, busily engaged in breaking up and 
preparing the soil for the reception of the seed, 
and anxiously and hojjefully casting it into the 
earth. Since that time he has patiently awaited 
the result, which to-day he joyfully sees. But as 
lie is not done with the field yet, let us examine it 
farther, and by so doing we discover a diversity 
of soil, as well as of appearance in the grain. 
Here is a place where the ground is clean and 
good, the grain has grown up evenly, and is ripen- 
ing regularly, and the yield doubtless will be 
good. There it is stony and rough, and the soil 
looks sallow, with but a scanty growth of wheat. 
Yonder thorns and briars have sprung up, and the 
wheat has been choked out, and still farther on 
we discover that tares and weeds have grown up 
with but here and there a stock of wheat which 
seems to be annoyed by the presence of the tares. 
But it is wheat nevertheless, and seems to have 
labored hard to keep its head above the enemy ; 
and now all is getting ripe and must be harvested 
together. But now the tares and wheat must be 
separated— the wheat to be gathered in sheaves 
• and carried to the barn, and the tares to remain 
upon the field with the stubble — the tares to be 
consumed by fire, and the stubble, with straw and 
chaff, to return to the earth from Avhence it came. 
Is there anything to be learned from all this ? 
We will try and see. The field may represent the 
world in ^rhich wc now live ; the soil (or earth) 
the mind or soul of mankind ; tiic good seed the 
word of the Lord ; the fruit or grain, the good 



deeds and acts of righteousness that we may do 
M'hile in the body; and the husbandman, the 
faithful minister of God, whom He has appointed 
to preach His word. 

It will now be borne- in mind, that Jesus Christ 
came into this world as into a great field, unhcdg*-" 
ed, and exposed to the fearful depredations of Sal- 
tan, who had sown broad cast the seed of sin and 
unrighteousness in the mind of man, which had 
then produced fruit after its own kind, thus cor- 
rupting the human soul, and robbing God, the 
rightful owner of the world, of that fruit which 
was justly due Him from all mankind. And 
when Christ the Son came, it was His business and 
purpose to destro}^ the growth of sin and carnali- 
ty, -which had so corrupted the soul, by sowing or 
planting in it a seed which had the power within 
itself to produce a new creature, or " children of 
the kingdom," as the parable in Math. 13th will 
show. Thus Ave may see that the good seed may 
represent the " word which was made ilesh and 
dwelt among men." Like produces like; thus, 
when Christ by the word enters the soul, it is a 
production of a creature like unto Himself,- or a 
new and regenerated mind or soul, which is in 
itself productive of good deeds and acts of righ- 
teousness, the fruit required of the creature of the 
Lord ; and as the soul of man is depraved by the 
power of Satan, it necessarily must be changed, 
and there is no power that can affect this change, 
save that invested in the living word of the Lord. 
It therefore becomes necessary that this besown in 
the mind of men, which evidently is the duty of 
the minister of God, as His husbandman, and as 
the Lord has been ever since He was in the world, 
gathering in the sheaves from His harvest, so He 
has ordained that the sowing shall continue until 
the great. and final harvest and threshing shall 
come, when he Aviil " thoroughly purge his floor 
and garner his wheat. " 

Now for an application : we all stand in this 
world comparatively, either as stalks of wheat, 
tares, or some useless weed, and it therefore be- 
comes our duty now to determine which, before 
the time comes in which it will be said " thrust 
in the sickle and reap." If we are so fortunate as 
to belong to the former, we certainly may enjoy 
a glorious hope of eternity in the Lord's granary, 
and be made meat for the master's use. But on 
the other hand, if you stand as either of the latter, 
you may expect to meet their tate ; when the 
reapers arc sent into the world to gather the Lord's 
harvest, you will be left upon the field to be con- 
sumed by the fircy indignation of the Lord of the 
harvest. But as the time of harvest has not really 
come, and the rcajiers are not sent, there is still a 
chance for you. If you are willing to roceis-e the 
" ungrafteii word " into your wul, Avhich "con- 
trary to nature," is able to oliange you into wheat, 



■A.,.;-.; J. 



I ^ai-y.-r:?ii.rvTft>^.ta-. 



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THE P I L G E I SI . 



and make you meat for His own use, then to you 
the hai'VGSc vrill be :i season of joy and glacluess, 
a!id we will now hope that all of our dear readei-s 
Avill prepare for the Iiarvest/ when ^TC may all be 
gathered into our Father's kingdom, there to be 
used as tlie tclory of our God who lias loved us 
and called us to be His own. G. B. 



SslecUd hy M. M. Guster\ 
ETER]N[ITY. 



Eternity has no gray hairs. Tlic .ilflwers Ei'dej 
the heart withers, man grovrs old and dies; the 
Avorld lies down in the scpulcher of ages, but time 
writes no wrinkle on eternity. Stupendous thought ! 
Tlie ever present, unborn, undecaying and undying, 
the endless chain, encompassnig the life of God, 
tlie golden thread entwining the destinies of the 
universe. Eacli has its beauties, but time shrouds 
them for the grave; its honors are but the sunshine 
of an hour; its palaces — they are but guilded sep- 
idchers; its pleasures — :they arc but as bursting 
bubbles. Xot so in the untried bourne. In the 
dwelling of the Almiglity can come no foot- 
steps of decay. Its way will know no darkernng — 
eternal s])lendor forbids tlie approacii of night. 

Philadelphia. 



YOUTH'S DEPARTMEKT. 



•Feed my Lambs." — Joliii ssi : xv. 



HARVEST SCENES. 



In our last we had a talk with our }'oung read- 
ers about " harvest time." That v>-liich was then 
in the future is now in the present. We are now 
in the midst of the harvest season of tlie year. 
We will therefore employ a little of our precious 
time in having a talk about " har'>-est scenes." 

We will go back 3192 years and find ourselves 
in bible "harvest scenes," as set forth in the 
book of Ruth, of which wo will give a short sketcii. 
In the time wlicn the judges ruled, Elimelecli 
and Naomi, his wife, and their two sons took a 
journey into the land of jMoab. Vv'hile there 
Elimelech died, and Naomi, his wife, Avas left a 
widow among strangers of whom her two sons 
took themselves wives. Soon after this her two 
sons also died, and she detei'mined to return to tiie 
land of Judah, and Ruth, one of her daughters-in- 
law, returned Avith her, " and they came to Beth- 
lehem in the beginning of barley harvest." We 
will now dii;'ress fronr our stor\- and iatro^luce vou 



to a "harvest scene " of Judah . Boaz, a kinsman of 
Naomi's, vias a farriict living near Jcri;salem, and 
had a number of young men out in his fields reap- 
ing. As some of our young readers may not be 
familiar ■\vith Hie fCfin-" i'e9piiSg,"Htc?Hviil stop to 
explain : Reaping Avas performed with instru- 
ments called sickles, and held in the right hand of 
the reaper, while with his left hand he gathered 
in and lield the stalks which were cut off vvith th.e 
sickle. This operation was continued until the 
lefii hand v/as fall, when it was carefully laid 
do'i^■n. This was called a " grip." ' A number of 
these grips were gathered togetlicr and bound in 
a sheaf, twelve of these sheaves making a shock or 
stock, which were set up similar to what v>"e now 
do it. In this operation many heads were let 
drop to the ^ground. During harvest time many 
women could be seen strolling after the reapers 
gleaning the fallen heads. It was after such reaji- 
ers that Ruth, the daughter-in-law of Naomi, 
gleaned in the field of Boaz. She was a damsel of 
virtue, and leaves a bright example to yoii, my dear 
children, in thus going forth to endure the lieat 
and toil to support her luothcr-in-Iaw to whom 
she said, " the Lord, do so to me, and also more, if 
«i^_5'/((; but death part thee and me." .On account 
of her virtuous character she found favor in the 
eyes of Boaz, and was permitted to glean unmolest- 
ed among the sheaves, and the reapers Avere in- 
structed to purposely drop some handfnls for her. 
So she gleaned until eve, and beat out that she 
had gleaned, and it was about air ephah (or three 
pecks and tliree pints) of barley. This vras a right 
good days work for a maiden, as' the beating it out 
would require a considerable amount of the time. 
The beating Avas performed with a club that 
would appear uncouth even to the old fashioned 
flail Avhich is yet sometimes used. After the beat- 
ing M'as completed the y/innowing commenced. 
This Avas done by throwing it up in the air, the 
wind carrying the chaff away while the grain 
dropped to the floor. This oijcration vras repeated 
until it was clean. Tlius will the the winuovdug 
fan of our dear Saviour seperate our bad deeds 
from the good ones. 

My dear children, be carefnl and glean only 
good heads, or else when they are beaten out and 
passed through the winnowing operation it will 
all be chaff arjd be blown awav. But how dif- 



T il E P I L G R I jSI . 



loT 



brent tlic harvest scenes of the present. Instead 
if th.c sickle has bsca hitrocluccd the cradle, which 
s &st "'Iving av/ay to the mov.er and reaper. Had 
hcselliiiigs^ broken iniipon 113; all of a sudden 
hey would have appeared vcr}^ strange, but coming 
is they did, gradually vrith the march of time and 
mjiroveinent, they seem, altogether natural, and 
ve v.-ould scarcely know h.ovr to do without thera. 
iVe need not describe to you *-hc harvest scenes of 
he present, as.jaost of you are familiar with then-; 
md those of you vrlio arc not should begome so, 
iracticaljy, we mean. 

Hoping that our young rc'adCi^j, by the present 
ictive scenes, may be prompted to reflect seriously 
ipoii the harvest of the soul, and la}- up a rich 
;torc for the winter of death which is fast ap- 
)roaching us all, we close by telling you that in 
jonncctiou with the harvest scenes spoken of, Rutii 
md Eoaz v/ere married, and by this marriage this 
Moabitish Avoman becomes the ancestor of David, 
md of David's greater Son, oiu- Lord and Saviour. 

H. B. B. 



describing him, " one day go into a cigar shop an'' 
buy a cigar." 

"But very likely y-j. ^vjve mistaken," I said ;: 
" for the other day 1 my^jclf v.-as in a ]nib]!C house 
on business, and when I came out, there stood a 
little wa-j' oif, two of our beys, who if the}- sav." 
nie would perhaps think I had been drinking,, 
Vvhich I had not ; and I had a great mind to go- 
and tell them so, for fear they might get a bad 
example from me." 

" Oh uo, I -wasn 't mistaken," answered the boy 
with an arch and cbnfidc-ni: look, " for I stooil and', 
v.atehed him, and .seed him come ou.t Avi^ it lighted 
in liis moutJi; an' I think he seed me too, for he 
turned his head another way, and looked shyish."" 

'SVe do not v,-onder that that teacher looked 
" shyish," and we think of a good many Chris- 
tion.s who use the vile weed would look " shyish " 
if they knew hovi' many eyes vrere upon them, 
and above all tlie eyes of him w-ho' calls his peo- 
ple to cleanse themselves from " all filthine.gs of 
the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear 
of God." 



SUMMER. 



For the Piirjnia, 



Summer is here again. The weather is 
|\varm. Time for hay-making is here and our 
eiglibors arc busy getting it in. This is the time 
to lav in. a stock of provender and provisions for 
the winter for man and beast. The bible teaches 
us that " he who sleeps in summer must starve in 
winter." How strange it is that the weather is so 
warm, and in a few months doors and windows 
wil be closed and the stoves heated on account of 
the cold. This LS nature's way; and thus it Avill 
be as long as time shall be. You must excuse 
me for not writing sooner ; my parents were gone 
to the Annual ileetiug, and we were so busy'I had not 
much time, but now I want to try to write more 
regular than I did. 1 want to try to do my dutj-. 

S. S. ZuG. 
JJasicrso n vlUc, Fa . 



COREESPONDENOE. 



OBSERVATIONS OF MY JOURNEY. 



" LOOKING SHYISH." 



" InIeetixg one of our scholars," said a gentle- 
man, " a ragged little fellow, with a pipe in his 
mouth, s'moking, I stoi^jied and began to talk to 
him about the filthy and foolish habit he was get- 
ting into. He quickly turned upon me, and said: 

" Why, some of tlie teachers smoke ! " 

" I should think not," I answered ; " what 
make,s you think they do ? " 

" Because I seed one of 'em," at the s<no tiuie 



I no^v present to the I'eadci's of the Pilgrim 
some general reflections of what I saw and expe- 
rieu-ced in my travels belonging chiefly to the 
Brotherhood. " These are grave and solemn, and 
worthy of consideration to everv reader of the PiL- 
GJiui, because they are mingled withjoy and grief, 
stamped upon the tablet of ray heart. First in or- 
der, that I experienced, in Avhich my soul rejoiced, 
is that wherever we go, to the North or to the South, 
to the East or to the 'West, the brethren are all 
united iu preaching the same doctrine, evincing to 
the clo,se observer, that they have learned it from 
the .same text-book, the Bible, or from the word of 
God. Hence there is no difference of sentiment 
as to the cardinal points needful for adoption, but 
^^■hat grieves me, that v^•c differ somewhat in the 
experimental and practical part of religion; and as 
nature in apt to run to extremes, so wo members, 
not having that corrupt nature completely subdued 
run to extremes — some perhaps a little too for- 
mal, and others a little too spiritual, which causes 
<liiiiculty — destroys love, and that peace and unity 
which should characterize us asthechu»'h of God. 
Is not the cause of this evil jealousy ? and if so the 
author of the same is the prince of darkness. Let 
actions answer. O, can we not meet between these 
too extremes! Let the love of God persuade our 
hearts. Let us be filled witli the spirit of God, 
" and vath the fruits of righteousness, which arc 
by Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God," 



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THE PILGRIi\I 



and rest assured we can act the humble part of a 
christian iu forbearance and love. Fault-finding, 
accusation, hatred, ungrounded fears and unneces- 
sary exactness caused by self-esteem and jealousy, 
%yill be rooted out of ouv hearts forever. O, let us 
exercise charity and forbearance to all men, and 
especially to the household of faith. Let that life 
of Christ we received in baptism, when we arose to 
a newness of life, quicken our mortal bodies to be- 
come alive to the cause and interest of the church 
of Christ, lest we may have a name that we live 
and are dead. Another sad picture, I "must here 
note, that I observed in some churches, that scarce- 
ly any of the brethren's children belong to the 
church. Certainly here is a want, a lack of great 
importance, either in the church, or in the parents, 
or in both. Allow me to give a hint, which is 
sufficient for the wise. May a zealous, warm heart, 
fired up by the love of God be wanting ? or perhaps 
be more demanded in the form of membership 
than the icord of God positively demands, or may 
there be a lack of sociability in the officers of the 
church ? If so it indicates a spirit of aristocracy 
and is sure of driving the loving and tender heart- 
ed youth away from you, and is very apt to destroy 
their lovelo the church, and to the old brethren, 
which is consequent destruction, and we may blame 
ourselves for it. O, let us freely associate with 
them, cheer them in their family circle, exhort them, 
and admonish them to obedience, showing them 
that we feel an interest in their soul's salvation ; 
and, aboA'e all, let us meet with them, whenever 
we possibly can, in the Sabbath-school, speak kind- 
1}', lovingly, solemnly and emphatically of the ne- 
cessity of uniting with the church of God; and 
that speedily ere the door of mercy is closed upon 
them forever. And by the grace and blessings of 
God, you may be sure to succeed. Another sad 
extreme I found in loving, and I believe, faithful 
members, though actuated from prejudice orjealous 
fear, or misapprehension against a Sabbath-school, 
arguing as their objection that it will foster jyride. 
Let the Sabbath-school be conducted by responsi- 
ble brethren, commence and conclude by sing- 
ing and prayer, a chapter read in concert by the 
scholars out of the Ncav Testament, important ques- 
tions asked and answered, then general and prac- 
tical remarks made on the same, with a good direct 
instruction on morality and the great urgent neces- 
sity of obeying God in all His commandments. 
T?ie bible the text-book and the only hool;. I would 
ask in the name of common sense, where is room 
for an objection? I hope and pray God that those 
objecting members may soon waive their objections, 
because it is a hindrance to the cause of Zion. 
Moreover, I observed that where love, socia- 
bility, activity, and a lively zeal was displayed, 
there was prosperitjr. Yoimg and loving mem- 
bers, %\-armed up by a flame of sacred fire, kindled 



by the Holy Spirit, v.-hich made me feel glad and 
joyful in the God of our salvation. May God 
forbid that any jealousy should exist in the hearts 
of any dear old brethren against the tender youth 
to their discouragement ; their feclmgs are tender 
and we may wound them before we are aware. If 
your child has a proud disjjosition, kindly admonish 
him, tell hiui the avi'ful consequence of pride, sin 
and folly, and show him out of the word of God, 
the dreadful punishment inflicted on the proud 
and rebelious. Fathers and mothers, if you thus 
treat your offsprings, depend upon it, if you show 
them a good example,a lovely, affectionate,'prayerful 
and holy disposition, you will succeed in eight 
cases out of ten in bringing them into the church 
of God. Such things were brought to my obser- 
vation, with many others I now forbear to mention. 
I still have good health Avith my family. I now 
again enjoy the comfort and love of my little fam- 
ily, but my body needs rest after returning from a 
wearisome journey of about 3100 miles, through 
seven States, visiting eighteen congregations, 
and tried in much weakness to preach fifty-six 
times. May the Lord bless and sanctify the 
weak labors for good to the fraternity, and for the 
advancement of Christ's kingdom. 

]\Iay God in His infinite mercy reward the dear 
friends and loving brethren and sisters wlio so 
kindly administered to my wants in my absence, 
in the resurrection morn, are the prayers of your 
unworthy brotlier in Christ. Fare-ye-well. 

Leosaed Fueev. 

New Enterprise, Fa., June 2oth, 1870. 



OUR LATE A^'XUAL COXFEREXCE. 



Having been jiermitted by a kind providence 
to attend the late conference, held on Pentecost, in 
Blackhawk co., lo^Aa, I think it would be interest- 
ing to the readers of the PiLGEiii to hear some- 
thing of our travels there, place and character of 
meeting, &c. Left home May the 16th, in qpmpa- 
ny with bro. J. F. Oiler. 'We passed over the P. 
C. R. E. to Pittsburg, and from there to Columbus, 
Ohio; then by M"ay of Logansport to Chicago, 
arrived at the last point in the afternoon of the 
18th ; remained in the city one day. There we got 
an idea of Vi^estern enterprise. From there wc. 
went to Franklin Grove, Dixon and Polo. Met 
many kind brethren and sisters, an^ many acquain- 
tances ; remained in this part of Illinois until the 
30th. Attended one District meeting, three Love- 
feasts, and a number of other meetings. On the 
30th, we started for Linn co., Iowa, arrive'd there 
the same day, remained six days, visiting and try- 
ing to preach the AVord. Here with many old ac- 
quaintances, brethren and sisters, and friends, wc 
truly enjoyed a feast of good things. On the 
5th, wc left for place of A. M. Arrived there in 



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159 



the afternoon of the 6th. Place of meeting four 
miles South-west of "\^'aterloo City. In the midst 
of a prosperous, fertile and beautiful country, and 
surrounded by a numerous, kind and loving brotJi- 
hood, imder the judicious supervision of Elder 
Elias Beechly, we found the accommodations very 
good ; ample for the wants of the occasion, con- 
venience and wants of a large concourse of people. 

By Tuesday morning a large number of mem- 
bers and people had collected from all parts of the 
country and brotherhood. By nine o'clock the 
meeting was organized, and the standing committee 
proceeded to organize. By noon the meeting com- 
menced to dispose of business publicly, which con- 
tinued until Thursday noon, when the business 
and meeting closed. The Brotherhood was large- 
ly represented, and a multitude of spectators pres- 
ent to see and hear. The meeting and its delibera- 
tions were marked with the strictest courtesy and 
decorum. Having attended in my time a num- 
ber of A. M's., it is due to say this one elicited the 
strongest praise. The Standing Committee, dele- 
gates, and all immediately concerned, seemed to 
have come up to the meeting with their minds and 
hearts filled with heaven's means to discharge the 
noble duty of heaven's appointments. Unity, 
good will, and peace seemed to be the crowning- 
order of each day. Isms and cisms and sectional 
proclivities seemed not to have found their way to 
this meeting, (or by the efficient committee wiped 
off the business role). A {ew difficult and per- 
plexing subjects, by which the Brotherhood has 
heretofore been annoyed, nearly met with their 
final destination. Hope a few more more meetings 
will " cleanse out " — that in all things we may be 
fashioned according to His will and good pleasure, 
separated from sin and sinners. "Peculiar," 
" holy," " royal," our life be hid with Christ in 
God. More anon. D. E. Good. 

}]^a/n€sboro. Pa. 



SixKiNG Spriu'GS, Highland co., Ohio, 
Ju?ie 12th, 1870. 

H. B. Bkumbaugh. Dear Bro: — My name 
wa-s sent you by bro. Jesse Calvert, of Indiana, 
and I have never sent the subscription to you yet. 
I suppose he sent my name for a year, although I 
believe I have not received all the Nos. for this 
3'ear. [If )-ou inform us what Nos. are missing 
we will replace them. — Ed.] By reference to my 
papers my subscription began with No. 1. I eu- 
close.$l,00. 

I should bo glad to contribute what I can to 
your paper, and may at some future time do so, but 
for the present I close by wishing you success in 
all your attempts to do good. In one dii-ection es- 
pecially do I wish you success, and that is in push- 
ing on the cause of Sabbath-schools; of trainiug 



up our little ones in the way they should go, in 
vrarning them against unbelief in God's Holy 
Yv''ord, and m calling them early to come to the 
Saviour to make choice of that good part tliat shall 
never be taken from them, so as to be ready to en- 
ter into that rest that remains for the people of God. 
Jlay we all labor for this worthy object, and may 
the Lord's blessing be upon all that wo do in that 
direction. Li the rising gcncrtion is the nation's 
hope for the future. May we jiot say of the 
churche's, also. If so let us try to secure what we 
so much hope and wish and pray for — namely, 
that our children may learn the good Lord, that 
tbty may give t'nemselvcs early to Him, become 
ornaments in His church and in the resurrection 
become angels of light. 

Yours in love, 

Laxdox West. 



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NO. 21. 



ESSAY DEPARTMENT. 



For tJis Pilgrim. 
CIIBISTIAN UNION- 

BY TinZAH K, FLANK. 
00 

How happy, how joyful, how loving I foel, 
I want to feel more love, yea, moi-e love and zeal ; 
I want my love perfect, I want my love pure, 
That all thmgs with patience I may endure. 
I want to have wisdom that comes from ahoye, 
i want my heart filled with the purest of love, 
I want my faith strong, and anchor of hope sure ; 
And like a good soldier, all hardness endure. 
I want to be stripped of all human pride, 
All malice and anger I would lay aside ; 
From sin and from bondage I want.to be free. 
And live, my dear Sa-sT.our, live only to thee. 
While suffering, enduring in duty beUeve, 
Forgiving if ever my spirit should grieve. 
Remembering at all times what Jesus did say. 
And set out anew, and begin every day. 
My treasures in heaven I want to lay up 
Where nothing will enter to rust or corrupt. 
Where no thief or robber will venture or dare. 
My heart and my treasure I want them up there. 
My faith, my hope, my love and my zeal, 

■ 1 want them dgvoted and inwardly feel, 

I want my light clear, that beholders may see 
How faith and good works in sweet union agree. 
My union I want with the Father and Son, 
I want that perfected which grace hath begun, 
With love and sweet union that sooths every care, 

■ And with my dear brethren all burdens to bear. 
Come love and sweet union, to thee do I call, 

I want to have more love, yea, more love to all. 
Then come my beloved, come hasten to me. 
And fill up my vessel full as it can be. 
Come brethren and sisters, both aged and youth. 
And all that are willing to walk in the truth, 
Come fill up your vessel with union and love, 
And on our blest journey we'll joyfully move. 
When time is no more and from earth we remove 
To dwell in the regions of pure light and love. 
With Jesus our Saviour, and all holy men, 
We'll slug hallelujah forever ! Amen. 



For the Pilgrim. 
ESSAY ON THE LORD'S PRvVYER. 

r.Y n. P. S.VYLER. 



Number 5. 



" GIVE us THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD." 

The will of our Father which is in heaven must 
be done by his subjects on earth as it is done in 
heaven. It follows that they are not their own, 
but are purchased with the price of the shed blood 
of his own dear Son, that they may be separated 
from sinners to do his will, to the glory of his 
own praise. They have two lives to live; the 
life of the body, and the life of the soul, and which 
requires two kinds of bread, or food. The one for 
the body is of the earth, and is earthly ; the other, 
for the soul, is the word of God, and is from 
heaven. Being taught to pray, " give us this 
day our daily bread," the children of the king- 
dom arc reminded of these continued wants, and 
their dependence upon their Father for all things, 
and that they be not perplexed by taking thought 
for to-morrow with distressing fears and doubts of 
what shall we eat, or withal shall we be 
clothed. 

" Give us this day our daily bread," implies all 
needed good, for which we are not only permitted 
to pray, but have it enjoined upon us daily to 
ask for, and having the promise, if we ask, we 
shall receive. Let us then, dear brethren and 
sisters, avail ourselves of our liberty to ask of the 
Lord who givcth to all men liberally, and upbi-aid- 
eth none. But at the same time not to forget that 
we must " do his will on earth as it is in heaven." 
His will is that wc on earth shall cat our bread in 



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the sweat of ovx fiic6 alr-tlie days ' of our hVes^ 
which iin])li.cs that we shall labor for it. None 
should ^ cxcpopt from' this, as our Father in 
lacaven exempted none. The ministgt qf the word 
has ihc example of the apostle laboring with his 
own hands &r.his support, as well as to aid the 
needy, and commands not to be slothful in bu- 
sinessyi&utlfe.pl'oyide things honest in 'the sight of 
all jnqn, and sars : " neither did we (the apostles) 
eat _ao.y man's brcadLfQ);:.nauglit, but wrouglit with 
: labor 3,nd travail night and day, that we might 
, not be chargeable to any of }-ou. " For this-we 
f'ommand you, that if any would not work, neither 
should he cat. For M'e hear that there be some 
which walk among you disorderly, working' not at 
all, but are busy bodies. Now them that ai'O 
such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus 
.Clwist, tliat with quietness they work, and eat 
therir own bread." — 2. Thcs. 3). What more evi- 
dence- do wc want to provis Shat -those idlers who 
tax tlieir -deluded followers for their preaching, 
whilethey work none at all, are not in the kingdom 
of <Jrod,•'^^'hich is not of 'this world. 

Dear brethren and sisters, when you pray God 
to give you your daily bread, perform your daily 
routine of labor in humble dependence upon- God 
to bless-thodabpr- of join* hands, and you meet his 
approbatlGn. =-He has com-inanded' you all to la-- 
bor with your hands. It is his will to doit. Do 
it and you- have --kini p^i your -side. Speculating 
he has not commanded you • it-is not his willj-d€(' 
it not. Idleness he hds 'not enjoined npon'you;' 
it is not his will you should be idle, do it not. 
And shonld he bless yqur labors with more than 
your daily bread, bd not high-minded, but fear. 

But it is written man sluill Jipt live by bread 
aloiie, but by every word which proceedeth out of 
the mouth .of G<id. This implies that the soul 
mnst have bi«ead (feod) as well as the body. And 
forthis bpeadwhiph comes down from heaveai Ave 
nnist -daily pr-ay -and work. And if you -ask 
the- Lopd Jesus- in. your daily prayer, " what shall 
we clo-thait Avseomight- work the works of God, he 
will tell you, ^'this is the M'ork ©f -God, that you 
believe on, him Axhom-he sent." "Faith cometli 
by hearing, and - heai'ing-.by the word of God." 



"The words .that I speak unfo you, /Acy are spirit, 
and thrij are life." It is the word of God that is 
the bread of life for the soul, and for the knowl- 
edge, of it anci' the gift.of it, we are daily to pray 
and seek after. " Search the Scriptures, for in 
them you think you have external life, and they 
are they which testify of me," must be our daily 
work as Avcll as our daily prayer. A perfect illus- 
tration of this we have in the children of Israel 
gathering manna. . They were required to gather 
a portion for-itheii- daily use,. Th^ were required 
to gather it iii the morning. " Ami when the dew 
that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the 
wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small 
as the hoar frost on the- ground; and it was like 
coriander-seed." " And they gathered it every 
morning, every man according to hiscati'ng." Of 
this they must gather " an omer for every man." 
It is supposed the omer contained about three 
quarts. Considering the small size of the His, or 
grains of manna, what an amount of toil and pa- 
tience M'as required in gathering it. The Lord 
who gave it could have -sent' it in large masses, of 
the size of appl(?si of pfirs'of coril, '&.Q., but he 
choose not so to give it. Neither does he now 
give us floods of grace and faith, but bits like 
grains of mustard seed, estcH. flay sufficient for us 
and if we neglect daily to pray for, and seek it, we 
will suffer want. If any gather more than enough 
for their daily use, what was over spoiled. So we 
can only use grace for the present, and if the Lord 
would give us a. surplus it would sppil. The lit- 
tle Sunday-school scholar Avhcn asked Avhy do we 
pray " give us this day our daily bread, why not 
ask for it for five or six days.^." she. answered, " so 
we may have \t fresh every day." (An ansM'cr per- 
haps more correct than many of our Sabbath-school 
opposers could give). Brethren and sisters, par- 
ticularly gather food for the eSouI every day ; look 
hot for large quantities at a' 4;ime ; the crumbs 
from the Master's table are sufficient ; but in your 
prayers forget not those who ai-e in suffering cir- 
cumstances. The command of God to Israel was, 
'"take 'fe every man for //lewi which are in his 
tents." Such as were disabled from cause to 
-gather for fhciaselves, others must gather for 



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them. So wc must deal our bread to tlie needy 
who cannot gather ; not to the lazy who will not 
gather. For the tnihj needy we must labor, and 
pray that they may have spiritual and temporal 
good. 

On the Sabbath day they must not gather food, 
there was none given on that day. It was Ijlie 
■ 'ciay of rest. They must provide for that day be- 
fore, .when a double portion was given. So for 
'■'Oiir temporal food wc must not labor bn the Lord's 
''day which is now set apart for a day ofrest, and for 
the sole purpose of worshiping God in the assem- 
bly of the faithful. Prepare the food necessary 
for the body the day before, so you have no more 
to do but eat (not feast) what is actually necessary. 
Also provide for the helpless and sick among you, 
and forget them not when you pray, " give us this 
day our dally bread." Pray not, " give mc this 
day iwj daily bread." And the Lord will abun- 
dantly bless you. 

♦-t-*^ 

For the Pilgrim. 
WEIGHTS. ^: 



This Sabbath morning, being deprived' 6? tlie 
privilege of going up to the earthly sanctuary, I 
have endeavored to improve the time by read- 
ing a portion of God's word; and in doing 
so some thoughts have been presented which 
I shall endeavor to pen for yoTir perusal. 

I am forcibly impressed with the idea that we are 
not as diligent in the service of God as we should 
be. There is too much hankering after the things 
of this world, while the " One thing needful " 
is too much neglected. God demands our whole 
service and anything that has a tendency to im- 
pede our progress in the divine life, should be 
relinquished. 

The Apostle Paul in exhorting his Hebrew breth- 
ren to constancy in faith, tells them to lay aside ev- 
ery weight in order that they may run the race that 
is set before them. Brethren and sisters our chris- 
tian life is here compared to a race and now we 
wish to present the inquiry, what progress are 
we . making ? Are we running, walking, or ai-e 
we standing still ? These are important questions 
for Its to consider and if we find that we are ei- 
ther standing or walking, there must surely be 
some weight bearing upon us ; for the soul re- 
leased from the allurements of this world, cannot 
help but progress in the divine life. My dear chris- 
tian friends, we cannot expect to obtain the crown 
if we stop to enjoy what may gratify our carnal na- 
tures. Self must be denieil. Wc must not only 



walk, but we must run. We must serve God 
" with all our heart, with all our soul, and with 
all our mind." The inquiry may arise, what are 
these weights? We do not at this time desire to 
point out the many things that may serve as weights 
but wish to notice a fev>r of such large pro- 
portions as to crush to the very ground many 
who have started out on ■ this race. At first they 
were alive, they were active- in the discharge of 
their duties, but soon, like Martha, they are con- 
cerned about " many things" and become dila- 
tory in the cause which they have espoused. 

The first weight that we shall notice is that of' 
pride. The church has been much alarmed by 
the appearance of this bare-faced monster, and 
notwithstanding the many notes of warning that 
are given, he appears to be gaining ground. My 
dear young brethren and sisters let us see to 
this m'atter. AVill Ave suffer ourselves to be boiim 
down by a sin of this kind ? Will we alloNV our- 
selves to be lifted up with pride and fall into 
the condemnation of the enemy ? — 1 Tim. 3 : 6 
No NEVER should be the response from every 
heart. And inordcr that Ave may keep";this re- 
solve, it becomes us to examine ourselves. Let 
us look into the gospel mirror and any thing 
that is as repugnant in the sight of the Lord as 
that of pride, Avill be prominent enough, to be 
seen. "God resisteth the proud." Never was 
there a more positive declaration than this, and ■ 
the idea of being opposed by Him Who has all 
power in Heaven and in earth, should surely 
cause us to reflect. Dear readei", just so sure as' 
God's word is true we can never enter into the 
Kingdom of Heaven if we have a proiid' heart. 
This Ave may all determine for ourselves^'-" for 
from " Avithin and out oftlie hetot ofmahpi-o- 
ceed evil thoughts, pride &C; ; and that which 
Cometh out of the man that defileth the mail;" 
From this Ave learn that our external appearance, 
our actions, our oral expressions are the index 
to the heart. Then brethren and sisters, look 
to the index and if you find pride within, Ave 
beseech you to make an effort to eradicate it. If 
not able, call upon the Lord Avho is evfer ready 
to help you reniove every Avcight that "-may be a 
hindrance to your spiritual growth. - 

The next Aveight to Avhich we Avish tqjfcall your 
attention, and the One more especially hairing 
on our mind, is that of covetousness; or an inor- 
dinate desire for the accumulation of Avealth. 
This is a trait of character too uhfrcqucntly no- 
ticed, yet Avc think it is proving to be about as 
much of a hindrance to divine^growth as any oth- 
er of th-e Aveights. W(i have often Avondercd 
Avhy this matter is so much overlooked. When our 
brethren and sisters go to cxtx'ss in dress, lie, swear 
or cheat, they are dealt Avitli according to Mat- 
thew the 18th. Cases of this kind occur quite 



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frequently and why not deal M"ith members ac- 
cording to this rule for covetousness ? Surely 

-the sin is of no less magnitude. But the inquiry 

' may be, how are we to determine who are cov- 
etous ? We think the same as those who are proud, 
lie or swear. When we see persons adorn tliem- 
selves with gewgaws, or things that are higly 
esteemed by the world, we say they have a proud 
heart. When we hear men swear or lie, we say 
they have a wicked her.rt. We are justified in 
coming to these conclusions from the Saviour's 
language when he says, " Out of the abundance 
of the heart the mouth speaketh." Just so with 
the covetous heart, it will manifest itself as viv- 

' idly as the proud and wicked heart. When we 
see a brother, when wor^h thousands, give less 
to charitable pui-poses or towards expenses incur- 
red by the church, than poor brethren, or on 

' account of work cannot attend to his christian 
duties — go to market on days that he considers 
too bad to go to church, does not the external 
appearance represent covetousness in the heart — 
that the love of money is stronger than the love 
of God ? Surely if we are to know the tree by 
its fruit, we have it here portrayed in unmistak- 
able language. All these signs, brethren and 
sisters arc too prominent amongst us, and have 
Ave ever considered the magnitude of the sin? 
The scriptures teach us that it is just as impos- 
sible for the covetous man to enter the Kingdom 

- of Heaven as it is for the liar, the thief, the drunk- 
ard &c. — 1 Cor. 6 : 10. In Col. 3 : 5, we are 
told that it is idolatry. Brethren and sisters, have 
you ever thought that you might be guilty of a 
sin like this ? There is not one of us that could 
for a moment, harbor the idea of being an idol- 

'. ator, yet it is to be feared that many are guilty 
of a sin that is in Col. 3:5, classed with it. 
Therefore we would in the language of the Sav- 
iour, entreat you to beware of covetousness for 
your life consisteth not in the abundance of the 
things which you possess. There was a young 
man once that desired eternal life, and when told 
the commandments he could say, " all these have 
I kept from my youth." But in order that he 
might obtain this life, it was necessary that he 
should sell oil that he had and give to the poor. 
When he heard this he went away sorrowful. 
So it may be with us, we may think we are do- 
ing what is I'ight, yet when it comes to the test 
Ave find that the riches of this world have the 
uppermost seat in our affections. We are more 
concerned about the best method of farming, the 
best farming apparatus, or the best method fo con- 
ducting business in general, than in things per- 
taining to our eternal interests. If this is the 
state of our mind, avc have an inordinate desire 
for the things of this life, and if we pass through 
this Jife, making the attending to of our tem- 



poral Avanta our highest 'object, and our christian 
duties only a secondary matter, there is a time 
in Avhich Ave Avill be found Avanting. W^hen Ave 
come to give an account of our doings here and 
our claims to an inheritance- Avith the redeemed 
it AA'ill be said, " One thing thou lackest " — 
Dear chistian friends, let us make a greater ef- 
fort to suppress this growing evil, for it is sure- 
ly causing many amongst us to become AA'eak and 
sickly. Many Avho might have been liA'cly, ac- 
tive Avorkcrs in the church are noAv too much 
entangled Avith the affairs of this life. May God 
enable us all to lay aside not only these, but 
every Aveight and " run Avith patience the race 
that is set before us." J. B. B. 



THE PILGRIM. 



Silent for a time, though not dead or indiffei-ent 
to its visits and its interests, but diligently and care- 
fully noticing its tone and speech, I can now say 
to its head — our brethren, the editors — that aa-c 
can Avith an unrestrained confidence, lay it befoi'c 
our family, commend it to our brethren, sisters, 
neighbors and friends. Its tone is social, moral 
iind religious — its motto thus far, has been faith- 
fully sustained — its contributors from the aged fa- 
thers, to the modest and tender youthful pilgrims, 
seem to evince Avith a determination to sustain its 
cause, the noblest of causes, A'indicating the truth 
as it is in Jesus, without fear, faA'ct, or partiality. 
The Pilgrim's thoughts upon the A'ital principals 
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christian A^eterans and the youthful A'olunteers, be- 
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God in redeeming grace. May its course be on- 
Avard and upward, attended Avith the blessings of 
God. More anon. D. F. Good. 

Waynesboro, Pa. 

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OA^er her slumbering child— ^ the tender look — the 
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It is the sympathies of the heart alone Avhere loA-es 
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"Feed my Lambs." — John xxi :• li5. 



Por the Pilgrim., 
A SOLEMN WARNING. 

BY SAIlAn E. MURRAT. 

Sinner, perliaps this news to you 
May have no weight, although so true, 
The carnal pleasures of tliis earth. 
Cast off your thoughts and fears of death. 

The aged sinner will not turn — 
His heart sq hard, ho cannot mourn, 
Much harder than a flinty rock, 
He will not turn, though Jesus knocks. 

The blooming youths all in their prime, 
Are counting out their length of time ; 
Often they say 'tis tlieir intent. 
When they get old they will repent. 

But, Oh ! the sad and fearful state 
Of those who stay and come too late ; 
The foolisli virgins they began 
To knock, but could not enter in. 

When Christ tlie Lord shall come again, 
In solemn pomp and burning flame, 
And saj', Gabriel go, proclaim the sound. 
Awake ye nations under ground. 

O, how will parents tremble there, 
Who raise their children without prayer. 
Methinks they'll hear their children saj', 
I never heard my parents pray. 

Good Lord, wliat groans aud bitter cries. 
What thunders rolling through the skies. 
Poor sinners sink in dark despair. 
While saints are shouting through the air. 



For the Pilgbim:. 
THE BABE OF BETHLEHEM. 



{Continued.) 

Hoping tliat at least some of the little readers 
of the PiLORiJt have been interested in what I 
have been telling them, I have again taken up my 
pen to address them. In this chapter my dear lit- 
tle readers, I will try to tell yon something about 
our dear Saviour's awful sufi'orings, and wliilst you 
are reading remember he suffered for you and the 
whole world, for he himself was without sin, but 
that our Heavenly Father would forgive you for 
lus sake and take you to heaven when you die, 
that is, if you obey his commandments. 

He told his 'disciples (that is his followers) that 
wicked men would accuse hini falsely, and he 
woidd be condemned to be put to death, and oh ! 



sad to tell, one of lus own disciples wlio, no doubt, 
professed to love him, was the one who betrayed 
him — who told the wicked Jews where they could 
find him. The last night lie was with them, lie 
told them what he would have to suffer, and also 
told Judas, the wicked disciple, who betrayed him, 
that he was the one that would do it ; he also told 
them that after suffering and dying he would rise 
again. Late that night he walked out with his dis- 
ciples to a garden called Gethsemane aud took 
three of them with him, and told them to wait 
there for him awhile ; after going a little farther he 
fell on his face and prayed to his Heavenly Father if 
it could be possible that the world could be saved 
without all he would have to suffer it might be so, 
but that not his, but his Father's Avill should be 
done. In this manner he went three times ; and 
the Bible also tells us his sweat was like great 
drops of blood. Oh! my dear children, when we 
think of this, should we not try to love and obey 
his commandments? yes "love him with all our 
hearts, all our souls, and all our minds. " 

After his agony and prayers became to his dis- 
ciples and told them he was betrayed into the 
hands of sinners. Just then Judas and a crowd 
of men came, and oh ! how sad and how deceitful, 
he came and kissed him, for he had told the men 
that the one he would kiss, was the one they should 
take; they then bound him and \(M- him away to 
the governor, but could find nothing to accuse him 
of, therefore the governor wished to relea.se him,, 
but the wicked Jews would not consent, and to 
please them, he condemned him to be crucified, 
that is to be nailed to a cross ; before crucifying him. 
they mocked and scourged him. It is impossible 
for us to imagine such suffering, and such a death, 
and think of his love, not only for his friends, but 
for his enemies; for while they were nailing him 
to the cross, he prayed for them, saying, " Father 
forgive them, for they know not what they do. " 
The Bible also tells us that after he was crucified, 
for three hoiu-s there was darkness over the land, 
an earthquake, rent the beautiful vail or curtain of 
the temple in twain, rocks were bursted 
asunder, graves opened, and the dead arose and 
came into the Holy City. Joseph of Arimatliea a 
rich disciple of the Saviour, begged to have his 
body, and he and some more friends buried him in 
a new sepulcher, belonging to Joseph. 

My dear little readers, I have only given you an 
outline as it were of our dear Saviour's suffer- 
ings and death, but sufficient I hope to induce 
you to read your Bibles, and learn more fiil- 
ly what he did suffer that you might be saved, 
for witliout a Saviour Avherc God and the holy an- 
gels are, you could never have come. 

Affectionately the little pilgrims friend. 

Ml Flcumnt, Md. L. C. S. 



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Can you tell mc -which is the best book ? O, 
Yes, mutters a number of musical little voices, it is 
the book of books. What is the book of books ? 
It is the Bible. Did you ever read in the Bible"? 
O yes, "SVG read in the Bible a great deal. Can 
you tell me what you read about in this great book? 
■ We read about Jesus and also about God, pur Heav- 
enly Father. Did you ever see God your H^.av- 
cnly Father? O no, but we can sec him, if we 
obey his commandments. Then let us, dear pilgrims, 
obey our Heavenly Father's commands, so we can 
see him. AVho does not want to see that great Fa- 
ther and Creator of all things. I do not think 
that there is any of you that does not. want to see 
liira. Then let us read in the book of books, and 
learn what commands he has given us to obey, and 
then let us obe_v them, so that. we can see him as 
he is. I have gone fi-om iMilford, Indiana to Ohio, 
to live with iny dear grand-parents. But I still 
have the privilege of reading the PiLGKisr, and 
am very glad to see it coming. 

Lizzie EoBixsoir. 

GOERE SPONDENCE. 

Bloomixgdale, Mich., 1 
June 29th, 1870. / 

Dear Pilgrim: — Exhausted and fatigued, we 
reached our peaceful retreat last night, from a 
journey to to the K^orth-East of this State of 
twelve days; and though very much fatigued in 
body by the scorching heat of a summer sun, the 
heart rises up to God in gratefulness and praise, 
not only for the protective care, but also for the 
Guiding Hand that directed our way to the lonely 
and neglected of the flock, with whom we formed 
pleasant acquaintances and had sweet communion 
that will not very soon be forgotten. 

Seeing a notice in the Companion -when I came 
home from the Annual Meeting of a Communion 
Meeting in Barry co., Mich., and several mistakes 
in regard to the time, place and signature, I con- 
cluded at once to try and attend, and to be there 
in time. Left home on. the ITth, accompanied by 
my wife, and reached Charlotte, Eaton co., on the 
Grand River Valley R. R. at two P. m., but tak- 
ing it on foot to the other depot, we were ten 
minutes too late, and so we, not wishing to take 
the coming train for Nashville, put up with bro. 
Ringler, at the end of Main street, to mutual sat- 
isfaction, and in the morning took the train for 
Nashville. Brethren Berkey and Shotz, from In- 
diana, had arrived in the evening train, and bro. 
Isaac Smith took them off before we arrived, ngt 
M-aiting for any more. But \yc were not long at 
a loss, for I was so.pu recognized by several farm- 



ers who attended meeting in October last, near 
A\'oodland Centre, and also by a sister from Indi- 
ana, who had not seen a brother for three years, 
the daughter of X. Frantz, of Calriver. She was 
much rejoiced to be permitted to greet a sister once 
again. AVc were taken to bro. I. Smith's, whore 
we were glad to meet ^rith Berkey, Shotz, and al- 
so father and mother Smith, from Ohio, who were 
on a visit to their children here. The evening 
was occiipicd in preaching to a small but atten- 
tive congregation. Next day (Sund'ay) we met 
near Woodland Centre, and though the menrbers 
were not all present on account of sickness and 
ailings in their families, yet the meeting through- 
out was one of uncommon interest, being some- 
thing new and unheard of to most of the people, 
nevertheless admitted all to be Gospel, though 
they did not know why their churches did not 
practice the same; The afternoon was occupied 
in preaching a funeral discourse called forth by the 
death of sister Rhodes, who had been called off a 
few days before by a brief sickness, leaving five or 
six children and a poor husband to mourn their 
loss. 

Though brethren Berkey and Shotz had to leave 
early Monday morning, by the desire of the 
brethren and friends, we occupied some time as 
best we could, and bidding an affectionate fare- 
well, we were conveyed back to -bro. I. Smith's 
house. Here we met bro. David Baker and fa- 
ther, formerly from Ashland, Ohio, A^ ho felt sadly 
disappointed at being two days too late. Bro. 
David had made a trip last November to Gratiot, 
about forty miles from his place, (Clinton county,) 
being informed of a meeting there of the bretlu'en, 
which was withdrawn. Nothing would satisfy 
short of ou? accompanying them to their home, 
and on Tuesday morning we were taken to Nash- 
ville, where we took the train and ' arrived at 
Charlotte, taking dinner with our friends and 
members, and then took the train again at two p. 
M., and came to Lansing, the State Capitol of 
Michigan, where ^ve exchanged cars for Lansing- 
burg, nine miles from our destination. There we 
got into a wagon and was brought to fi-iend Perkins, 
who kindly conveyed us to the home of bro. Da- 
vid Baker. Here we met next evening (Wednes- 
day) with glad members, a few in number, and ,a^^ 
goodly number of attentive listeners. Next_ev-" 
ening we met in an other school house. Many of 
the people are from Ohio and Pennsylvania, and 
love the doctrine of the brethren. For the want 
of an opportunity many have since here joined 
other churches, but ajc not altogether satisfied. 
Being only about twelve miles from Greenbush, 
Avhere bro. H. Davy baptized a number of per- 
sons eight years ago, I had bro. D. -Baker to convey 
me thither on Friday, and found them much re- 
joiced at seeing us, and spoke to a good and atten- 



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tive audience in tbe evening, and could not lca.\;e 
■without promising to N-isit or have them visited 
again in September next, when evenings -are long 
enough for meeting, and when they also wisli to 
liavc a conim.union,. as they have never communed. 
Thus we parted with many good wishes on Satur- 
day, and oceujiicd tii.e evening in bro. Baker's 
scliool-house, and next day forenoon in Shepards- 
ville, a mile and a half from bro. Baker's, ou the 
Detroit and Grand Haven R. E., where brethren 
get off and arc taken to Grecnbush by the bi-ethren 
there. Those brethi-en, J. ^Visc, S. Garber, Mur- 
ray and others, that promised six years ago to visit 
them would do well to fulfill their promise, for I 
think there is a people for tiae Lord in those parts. 
And those brethren appointed by the District 
Meeting of aSTorthern Indiana to fill the calls for 
jjreaching outside of congregations should not neg- 
lect Eaton, Clinton, and Gratiot counties. Send 
appointments to George J. Kepner, Potterville, 
Eaton CO., David Baker or Wm. Hj'ser, Shep- 
ardsville, Clinton eo., and David Henry, Eureka, 
Clinton eo., Mich. 

Sunday afternoon was our last interview with 
the people at Baker's S. H., and many a " come 
again soon" was expressed, and indeed we were 
more drawn out toward these people than usual, 
and we pray that. God will enable us to meet with 
them soon again. We took the train atShepards- 
ville Monday afternoon, which was wrong, and we 
had to stay over night in Grand Rapids, and ^ve 
did not get home till Tuesday evening, and cost 
us about six dollars more than if we had takeii the 
same road back on which we came. This I say 
by way of dii'cction, if any brethren come from the 
South or East, either come by Battlccrcek or 
Jackson, 

Xow I wish to drop a few remarlcs by wa}^ of 
confirmation of D. P. Sayler's communication of 
Pilgrim No. 13, headed "" The Good Old AVay." 
My obsprvation and experience has confirmed me 
some time ago that if we wish to be success- 
ful in our efforts to preach the Gospel we must 
positively fall back to the most ancient custom and 
practice of the brethren, and preach not only four 
weekly, two weekly or once a week, but daily, 
whether it be in a temple, or in the house of one 
Tyrannus ; whether it be at the waters side where 
prayer is wont to be made or in any Synagogue or 
School-house, whore jJeople will meet to hear them 
preach — yes, preach until the people will obey or 
else speak evil of '' that way," and then separate 
the Disciples and organize them into a body from 
the world. There are thousands of people who 
are gospel hardened by shallow plowing, and un- 
less the soil of their hearts is dug up deep, and 
divine showers of gvace <are drawn down abun- 
dantly by earnest and continued. prayers in tiieir i 



presence, and initheii' behalf, ;\Vith aiecling of in- 
tense love by the children of grace, which cannot 
be mistaken by them for v,-hom it is offered, unless 
such efforts arc made, little can be effected, but 
wherever continued exertions have been made the 
iaDor was crowned with, success. . : ;.„„,)/ |, 

i must close, for my words, get to be too' maiiy. , 
I only thought to bring this field of labor into the ,. 



notice of the brotherhood. 



F. P. LCEHK. 



FROM CALIFORNIA. 



Dear Pilgrim : — Being at leisure this morn- 
ing, it oecured to me that I should like to have a 
few moments social chat with my friends, through 
the medium of your worthy paper, the Pilgrim. 

While we are separated by many miles, it is a . 
great satisfaction to have the privilege of thus con- 
versing with one another. It is a blessing for 
which we should be tridy thankful, for we arc thus {■ 
enabled to encourage, and build each other up in , 
that most holy faith. I sometimes read interesting , 
letters in the Pilgrim, written by some one with 
whom I am acquainted, as also many by those who 
are strangers in one sense of the Avord, though I 
think we should not feel as though -we were stran- 
gers, for the time will eome when, if we do our du- 
ty, we shall all meet and know each other. 

In relation to the church out here, I would say 
that it is not doing as well as it ought, though, as 
far as I know, everything is in harmony; but avc 
have not ministers enough. In this county,whero 
most of the members live, we have but one minis- 
ter at present. Elder George Wolfe has labored 
faithfully with us for a number of years, but he 
very much needs help; there is too much A\'ork 
here for one. 

Bro. Irwin and bro. David Huff from Ohio, 
have been visiting among us fur a sliort time, Bro. 
Irwin preached for us several times. They expect 
to start home in a few days. 

Now I wish to say a few words in relation to 
temporal matters out here. From accounts which 
I see in the papers, and from Avhat I hear from 
friends writing to me, I see the im])ression prevails 
among the people of the Atlantic States, that our 
erojjs this Season are a total fi^ilure, and consequent- 
ly \vc are having very hard times. I am aware 
that such reports have originated with persons out 
here ; but California is a large State, and such a 
thing as a total failure has never been kno^^■n since 
this country is being formed. It is true that in 
some parts of the Stixtc tlie crops arc light, and 
some fiu-mers have raised nothirg, and of coui-sc 
the times will be a little hard with such; but take 
the State over it will raise a s\n-plus of grain,_and 
consequently, to tlie masses of the people, the times 
will not be so hard as some may imagine. 

I). Sengek. 



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NO. 22. 



ESSAY DEPARTMENT. 



For the Pilgrim. 
ESSAY ON THE LORD'S PRAYER. 



15 Y D. P. SAVLEH. 



Number G. 



"AKD FOIIGIVE us OUR DEBTS, AS AVE FOR- 
GIVE OUR DEBTORS." 

In the preceeding petition wc arc tauglit to pray 
our Father who is in heaven to give us our daily 
bread, and now we are taught to pray him to for- 
give us our debts upon conditions over '\\ hich we 
have full, and sole control ; so we need have no 
doubt of forgiveness, for if wc perform our part in 
the condition, our Father in heaven is bound by 
his own terms to forgive us Jar debts, if we for- 
give our debtors. Sin is rcjpresentcd here as 
a, debt, and as our sins are many, they arc called 
debts. 

That man might live to the glory of God, he 
gave him a la-\\' to live by, and man transgressing 
that law commits sin, and contracts a debt Avhich 
he can never pay. For the transgression of the 
law is sin ; a debt a man can never pay, but will 
stand against him through all eternity if not for- 
given. And to ask for the forgiveness of our 
debts Ave are taught to pray for, and the condi- 
tions upon which we arc taught to pray are an- 
nexed. If these conditions be complied Avith, 
there remains no doubt of our forgivness, "for 
if yc forgiA'o men their trespasses, your heavenly 
Father Avill also forgive you. But if ye forgive 
not men their trespasses, neither Avill your Father 
forgive your trespasses." Dear brethren and sis- 



ters, the conditions arc plain, and easy to be un- 
derstood ; they arc with us, let us comply A\"Ith 
them and li\-e Avith the assiu'ance of being pardon- 
ed of all our debts. 

This form of prayer implies that Ave not only 
trespass against God, but also against- one another. 
The Lord Jesus gave a laAv b}- Avhich the subject 
in the kingdom of God should be goA'erned in 
matters of trespass. You Avill read it in Matt. 18. 
The apostle then asked him hoAV often he should 
forgive his oifending brother, whether scA'cn times 
would not be often enough. But the Lord an- 
SAvered him, " not only seven time, but seventy 
times seven times. In mimerical numbers this 
Avould be four hundred and ninety times. The 
true idea of it is, as often as an offence may occur, 
Luke records it, " if thy brother trespass against 
thee, rebuke him, and if he repent forgiA'e him ; 
and if he trespass against thee scA'cn times in a 
day, and scA'cn times in a day return to thee, say- 
ing, I repent, then shalt thou forgive him." — 
Luke 17 : 3-4. Think not scA^en times in a day 
is too often ; our trespasses against our heaA'cnly 
father daily exceed that number ; and he Avill on- 
ly forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 
You may say, I want fruit to make manifest his 
repentance, to lay me under obligation to forgiA'o 
him, his Avords alone Avill not suffice. So docs our 
Father in heaven Avant fruit Avorthy of our repen- 
tance toAvard him to lay him under obligations to 
forgiA'e us our treapssses. Dear brethren and sis- 
ters, the same rule of discipline and confession Ave 
lay doAvn for a brother as a condition U2)on Avhicli 
Ave Avill forgiA'e him. We lay it doAvn for our 
Father in heaven to demand the same of us. 



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Then let us pray, " forgive lis our debts, as we 
forgive our debtors"." 

Sometimes tliis petitionis prayed thus, " forgive 
us our debts, as we arc willing to forgive our 
debtors." Brethren, this will not do ; leave and 
use the petition just as the Lord gave it,.fjKl com- 
ply witli, it. Be not ovAj .tmlling to forgive, but 
do it. Forgive, and you shall be forgiven. 

We sometimes feql greatly eifended against our 
bi'other, and think he has grievously trespassed 
against us, and feel slow to forgive, and when we 
are finally forced into forgiveness, we qualify it 
■with, I will forgive him, hut I cannot forget it. 
Dear .bretliren ?ind sisters, let us remember the 
condition of forgiveness, " forgive us our debts, as 
we forgive our debtors." If our Father Avould 
not forget our trespasses, how many grievances 
miffht he remember against us. Our Father in 
heaycn.says," their sins and iniquities will I re- 
mem'bcr no more." This is his will, but will do 
for us as ve do for our brethren. Then let us 
" do justly, love Bie-Fcyj and walk humbly with 
our God," and be kind and forgiving to our brother. 
A non-forgiving will is a dangerous one. 

Our father in heaven is represented by a king 
who took accdunt of his servants, and one owed 
ten thousand talents. A large amount by which 
our trespasses (is debts against God are represent- 
ed. If the silver talent be meant, the amount 
Avould be twenty-two and a half million of dollars. 
But if the gold talent be meant, winch is most 
probable, the amount would be three hundred and 
thirty-seven million, five hundred dollars, an 
amount sufRcient to bewilder tlic mind, so stu- 
pendous are our debts against our Father who is 
in heaven. This servant begged for patience, and 
promised to pay all that debt ; bat the Lord of 
that servant was moved with compassion, and for- 
;gaye bini the debt. Dxiar brethren ?ind sisters, 
our debts are too great; we have no means by 
which to pay them ; let us at once fall down before 
the Lord, our Father who is in heaven, and pray 
him to forgive us our debts. 

But mark, the same servant Avho had so much 
forgiven him, went out and found one of his fel- 
low-servants who owed him a hundj-ed pence, a 



sum less than twenty dollars. So insignificant arc 
the trespasses of our brethren against us, when 
compared with our trespasses against our Father 
in heaven. This pardoned servant laid hands on 
his fellow-servant, and took him by the throat 
saying, "pay me that thou owest." This poor 
debtor fell down at his feet and begged for pa- 
tience, and he would pay him all. But he would 
not, but east him into prison till he should pay 
the debt. He did not, he vrould not forgive as he 
was forgiven. But his Lord chilled him to him, 
and said unto him, "O thou wicked servant, I 
forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst 
me. Sliouldest not thou also have had compas- 
sion on thy fellow servant, even as I had pity on 
thee? And his Lord was wroth, and delivered 
him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that 
was due unto him. So likewise shall ray heaven- 
ly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts 
forgive not every one his brother their trespasses." 
—Matt. IS. 

Brethren and sisters, let us tremble and fear 
that if we forgive not our brethren and sistei's 
their trespasses against us, all that mass of iin- 
pardoned guilt may be laid up agt^inst us. O, 
our Father who art in heaven, forgive us our 
debts, as we forgive gur debtors. Amen. 



For tlis Pilgrim. 
RIGHTEOUSNESS. 



BY BROTHER EIDGLY. 



]S"ot self-righteousness, dear brethren, but the 
self-consciousness of right. The distinction be- 
tween the true and the false in this respect, is a 
nice one, and the line we draM* must be fine, nev- 
ertheless, the line must be drawn, and that very 
distinctly. What is self-righteousness ? Is it the 
belief that we are right when we are. wrong? No, 
it is the efforts we make to impress that belief up- 
on others — the attempt to appear rightepus when 
we know in our hearts that we are decidedly wick- 
ed. Our conscience must be our monitor.; by it 
we must be guided. Let it be ruled by God's 
commandments, and then jpllow its dictates and 
we can not go wrong. 

What is true righteousness? Is it the con- 
sciousness that we love God, and obey his com- 
mandments? Some, it is true, may be ignorant 
in regai'd to what he requires of us; that may pal- 



THE PILGRIM. 



liate many crimes, but \ve should search diligeutly 
for his laws, and when found obey them. Let the 
Pharisee say to himself, "I am good enough; "let 
the Hypocrite tell his deceitful heart, "how well 
I have led tlicni astray," but do you, my brethren, 
speak from the heart, "Lord, I believe, help thou 
mine unbelief." • Thus need we never be ashamed 
to show ourselves before the searching ej-es of God, 
or the malignant ones of man. With a clear rec- 
ord we can bid Satan flee and he will depart. Ma- 
ny say, "I am as good as he." Think you that 
will save you? I say you, nay; for the Spirit 
searches out the motive, and not the deeds. From 
him unto whom the ten talents were given, twen- 
ty were required, while of him who had but one, 
only two were demanded. True the proportion is 
the same, but if we have but liti-le, little will be 
required of us; and of him who receives much, 
much will be required. Should we not then strive 
•so to improve our talents, be they many or fev/, 
that when the Master comes, he "may receive his 
own with usury." Try and find tliat true right- 
cousness which is so necessary for our peace on 
iearth and our salvation here-after. 

Above all things avoid the affectation of goodness. 
Be careful not to trv and seem that which we are 
•not ; for, by so doing we shed abroad a false light 
3ind are thereby apt to lead others astray ; for, even 
the least among u.s have some influence ujion our 
tfellow men, 'T were better our light did not burn 
at all, for then we would but destroy our own 
souls, while by leading others astray many may be 
lost, and we would have the consciousness in an- 
other Avorld of having drawn others into perdition. 
vOh, my brethren, I often think this is one of the 
;,greatcst punishmeute of the damned, the thought 
ifchat we have been the means of so much sufiering 
in .others. How heart-rending it is, even if v-'c 
(Cause but bodily suffering in this world, though 
we may have been innocent of the slightest effort 
to create pain ; how great then must be the tor- 
ment M'hen we look back upon our lives and dis- 
cover that we have caused immortal souls to suffer 
<;ternal torture in helL 

Let your righteousness then be true, and Avheu 
we come to die we can look back upon our lives 
\vith the peaceful thought that we have rendei;pd 
a good account of our stewardship, and can "enter 
into the rest prepared for us from the beginning of 
^lie woidd. 

Ghicccgo, 111'. 

TPIE POWER OF HABIT. 



Among the stories which have come down to us 
fronr the old Greeks, is one that tells us that De- 
janira, the wife of Hercules, once sent her husband 
a vest dij)ped in poisoned blood, on pretense of 
preserving him fron\ evil. Herculus, knowing 



nothing of the power of poison, and perfectly un- 
suspicious, put it on, and for a while felt no ill ef- 
fects. Cut presently the poison began to work, 
and sharp pains to run through his whole body. 
And now he strove to pull off the envenomed shirt, 
but in vain; it clung fast to him-; or, if by mean 
of his great strength he tore aw-ay a piece of it, th. 
skin and flesh came with it, and at last the poison 
ate into his very vitals sc that he died.- He had 
been strong enough for almost anything else, but 
he was not strong enough to tear off that garment. 
It was an easy matter to put it on, but not so easy 
to take it off. 

Xow, this is not a true story of course; it is a 
fable; but as many of the old fables had a mean- 
ing in them, it has seemed as if this poisoned gar- 
ment might have been intended to show the power 
of bad habits. They are easily begun, and the boy 
or girl does riot at first feel the evil of them ; but 
after they have practiced them a Avhile, and begin 
to feel the sting, then let them try to get rid of 
them, and see how they will cling. 

Sioeoring is such a poisoned garment. It is eas- 
ily and thoughtlessly taken up;; it grows upon the 
boy or young man, until from- the oaths, his whole 
conversation becomes one stream of profanity. 
But let him begin to feel the evil of it, let him 
even become a changed man, and then see how his 
garment sticks to him, how almost impossible it is 
for him to overcome it, how suddenly and almost 
uiiconsciously the oaths which come almost as nat- 
urally to the lips as the breath, slip, out. He no 
longer loves to swear; he hates it; but the force of 
habit is so pov/erful, tliat if he ordinarily kept it 
in check, in moments of provocation, or sudden 
surprise, or peremptory command, tlie oaths will 
come to the lips, and often years of prayer and 
penitence and struggle must pass ere he can whol- 
ly pluck away the poisoned garment.-' 

DrinJdng is such a garment. For a while it 
does not seem to injure those who indulge in it. 
But before long it begins to pierce them with a 
thousand stings. Then if one try to tear away 
the habit, with what fatal force it clings! And if 
by the grace of God, and the power of a strong will 
he rends it away, how it rends away with it flesh 
and muscle, and is like the dividing of soul and 
bod}'. How terrible the pangs of the drimkard 
who strives to obtain, how fierce the temptation, 
how dreadful the struggle, sometimes even destroy- 
ing life itself! How, when he passes the jin shop, 
he must set his teeth, and clench his hands, and 
hurry past, lest his appetite drag him in spite 
of himself! Boys, will you ever put on a garment 
like this? Ah, easy to put on, but impossible to 
tear off and live! No nicrely human hand can 
pluck it away. 

And while there are a few who, by the grace r 
God, do (wcrcome and rid fhemselves with fierr 



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and bloody struggle from the destroying venom of 
evil habit, the vast niajority citlier sink under, it 
Avithout an eitbrt, or, after some vain endeavors 
to tear themselves av.-ay from it, give uj) a strife 
for which they are not strong enough^ arid in which 
they are constantly overcome, and sink and die, 
destroyed by the latal poison. Oh, never, never 
take np a habit, any habit \\hich either must de- 
stroy you, or which, if you do finally wrench your- 
self awa}' from it, will leave its deadly marks and 
scars for ever. — Chrislkm Vs'orld, 



Sdected.hy 21. 2l. Custer. 
JUDOE EINBLY. 

00 

Judge kindly ! O, you cannot tell 

How oft the troubled heart 
May seek to hide its grief in smiles, 

And act a careless part. 

How oft beneath the ringing laugh 

A moan is smothered there ; 
And in some hast}', thoughtless word, 

Is breathed an earnest praj'cr. 

And oh ! perhaps when heaviest 

The heart by sorrow pressed, 
The words and actions often are 

iSIost carelessly expressed. 

Then kindly judge ; it is no proof 

Because the words are light, 
That nobler thoughts are buried, or 

The heart's no longer right. 



THE DEAD SEA. 



[As there has been much written in regard to the Dead 
Sea, and many legends and strange things told that are en- 
tirely groundless, we vvill give our readers -what wo believe 
to be a true description, as given by Lyman Coleman, 
from personal experience. — Ed.] 

The Dead Sea is about forty miles long, and 
from six to eiglit miles \\'ide. A broad peninsula 
projects from the eastern shore on the south, and 
contracts the breadth of the sea to within two 
miles. South of this, the water is very shallow, 
so that in mid-summer, when, in consequence of 
evaporation, the body of the lake falls from twelve 
to fifteen feet, this end is left a marsh. 

The shores of this mysterious and gloomy lake 
arc formed on the east by perpendicular cliifs, ris- 
ing into ragged splintered points, forming an ir- 
regular brcast«-ork, sometimes receding a little 
from the water's edge, and then again iutting out 
into the sea; and varying in heiglit from 1600 to 
2800 feet. The western shore presents much the 
same stern and forbidding aspect, but preserves a 
general outline some 400 feet lower. 

Embedded deep in this awfnl chasm, under a 
burning sun reflected from beetling heights on 
either side, this sea becomes a vast caldron, from 
V, lilch the cva)'>oralion is so great in siumner as to 



render the waters intensely, saline. There is also 
an infusion of other ingredients., which renders the 
water bitter and nauseous to the taste. i\ o living 
thing inhabits tlicsc waters, and never, but in three 
instances, are they known to have been navigated 
by man. 

Xo deadly miasma, however, arises from it, as 
was once supposed. The water is of a dull green 
color, highly transparent, and so dense that one 
floats easily on its surface withon.t effort, as if re- 
clining on a couch. 

^Ve cannot forbear subjoining the lively account 
which Mr. Stephens gives of his experience on this 
point : — 

" From my o\vn experience, I can almost cor- 
roborate tlie most extravagant accoun.ts of the an- 
cients. I know, in reference to my own specific 
gravity, that in the Atlantic or Meditcrranian I 
cannot float without some little movement of the 
hands ; and even then my body is almost totally 
submerged ; but here, Avhen I threw myself upon 
my back, my body, was half out of water, ll was 
an exertion even for my lank Arabs to keep them- 
selves under. 

" Y/hen I struck out in SA\-imming, it was ex- 
ceedingly awkward ; for my legs were constantly 
rising to the surface, and even above the water. 1 
could have lain there and read with perfect ease. 
In fact, I could have slept, and it would have 
been a much easier bed than the bushes at Jericho. 

" It was ludicrous to see one of the horses. \s 
soon as his body toiiched the water he was afloat, 
and turned over on his side ; he struggled with all 
his force to preserve his equilibrium ; but the mo- 
ment he stopj)ed moving, he turned over on his 
side again, and almost on his back, kicking iiis 
feet out of water, and snorting with teiTor. 

" The wo}st of my bath was, after it was over, 
my skin was covered with a thick, glutinous sub- 
stance, which it required another ablution to get 
rid of; and after I wiped myself dry, my body 
burned and smarted as if I had been turneci round 
before a roasting fire. My face and ears "sverc in- 
crusted Avith salt ; my hairs stood out, ' each par- 
ticular hair on end;' and my eyes were irritated 
and inflamed, so that I felt the effects of it for sev- 
eral days. In spite of all this, however, revived 
and refreslicd by my bath, I mounted my horse a 
new man." 



Selected by Landon We»t. 
CURIOSITIES OF EARTH. 



At the city of Medina, in Italy, and about four 
miles around it, wherever the earth is dug, when 
the workmen arrive at a distance of sixty-three feet, 
they come to a bed of chalk, which they bore -with 
an augur five feet deep. They tlien Avithdrav" 
from the ])it before the augur is removed, and upon 
its extraction the water bursts throuiih the a])cr- 



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173 



tiu'c, ■\vitli irrcnt violoicc, and riuickly fills the 
newly iiuuio well, Vi'liieh coritiiuics full, and is af- 
fected by neither i-aiu nor droughts. But Avhat is 
most remarkable in this operation is the Jaycrs of 
earth as we descend. At the depth of fourteen 
feet are found the ruins of an ancient city, paved 
streets, houses, doors, and j'ieces of mason work. 
Under this is found a soft, oozy earth, made up of 
vegetables, and at twenty -six feet large trees en- 
tiro, such as walnut trees, with the walnuts still 
stuck to the stem, and the leaves and branches in a 
perfect .state of jvrescrvation. At twenty-eight 
feet deep a soft chalk is found, mixed with a vast 
quantity of shells, and the bed is eleven feet thick. 
Under this vegetables are found again. 



Por the nir/riiH. 



SUCH IS MAX. 



Ho who is contented vrith .his 
h)t. Y\'ho is happy? He who loves every body. 
Who is honored? He who pu'.'sues the even ten- 
or of his way. How easy then to bo rich, ha])]iy, 
honored and good. .But yet multitudes, in striv- 
ing for these great blessings, take the very step 
that is sure to defeat the objects -wliich they so 
much desire. In trying to obtain riches, they find 
no end to their desires. In striving for happiness, 
they hate all v.'ho do not follov,- in the steps wliich 
they havQ chosen. In getting honor, they [v/sh 
themselves forward, crov>"d aside the more worthy, 
luitil they have outstripped themselves and sink. 
In their desire for goodness, tliey forsake the source 
of all good and thus fail to answer tlie great de- 
sign for which they v.'crc created. "Such is man." 
He ever labors and strives for wh.at he can never 
obtain, and at last dies in vanity, "all is vanity." 
The simple path is the tnie path along which l.ieav- 
en's blessings are strewed. They who are meek 
and humble, live nearest to the truth, an.d receive 
the richest blessings. 

V/aljash, Ind. Samuel jSIurray. 



YOUTH'S PEPASTIIENT. 



'Feed my Lambs 



-Jons xxi : 13. 



For tlia P-llgrim.'^ 
TO THE YOUNG. 



I will devote a short time in writing a lew 
lines for the Pilgeim. I Avish, more especially, 
to address my remarks to the young. Their great 
object, generally, seems to be that of enjoying 
themselves, and this is right, because wc were 
created to be happy, if we only seek happiness in 
the right way. But how are wc to become happy ? 
Jesus says, " if yc know these thing, happy are 
.ye if ye do them." Then to ho. happy, there are 
certain thint;s that wc must kno\\-, these things 



may be found in the Bible. O, (hen let ns know 
those things, and obey thcni, and we shall beliap- 
2)y indeed. V/e understand, if we know these 
things and do not do them, wc shall notyl.)C hap])y. 
Some thiidv if they would become members of the 
church and obey all th.e commands and precepts- 
of the Bible, that their assoeiatcs would laugh at 
tliem, and thus hurt their feelings. 

My dear young readers, this is one of the devils 
arguments to keep you from serving God. I know 
it was so with me. But let us look at the matter 
a little. Jcsns says, " whosoever shall be ashamed 
of rae before this wicked and adulterous genera- 
tion, of him shall the Son of Man be ashamed be- 
fore his Father in lieaven." Think of it, dear 
sinner, when Jesus was here upon earth, he wept 
for fallen and destroyed humanity, and when ho 
prayed for his disciples, lie said, " neither pray I 
for these alone, but for them also which shall be- 
lieve on me through their M'ord." Yes, we have 
a Saviour in heaven who is praying for us that 
we may be saved. What a consolation ! O, then 
do not -be asliamed of him, but accept and obev 
him, and then you will be accepted in his glorious 
kingdom above. J.Iay the Lord bless the remarks 
of his humble servant. 

Jacob J. Loxgekecker. 



For the Pilgrim. 
I)p:ap. Pir.G!!iM: — Our new house is going up 
and soon will be done. AV^e then intend to have 
Sabbatli-school in it. I am reading my Testa- 
ment through ; am now at the book of Ephesians. 
I love much to read about sweet Jesus and his 
disciples, and all other good men and women. I 
hoj^e all my dear little readers also love to read 
the Bible, as it will teach us how to be good and 
do good. 

" Holy Bible, book divine. 
Precious treasure thou arc mine, 
INIinc to chide me when I roaiu 
Mine to guide me when alone." 

Ida 51. Pfoutz. 

JDoKhle Pipe Creole, Mel. 



From the Little Soiner, 
NEW TICSTAMENT. STORY. 



JOHN, TJIB -VrOSTLE, 



Zkbkdee was his father's name, and his moth- 
er's name was Salome. His home Avas on the shore 
of the Sea of Galilee. His father was a fisherman, 
and his sons, John with the rest, were taught the 
same business. I cannot tell you in just what year 
John Avas born. It is supjiosed that he Avassomc- 
AAdiat younger than Peter, his early companion, and 
the Lord Jesus Christ. Avhom ho deliahtcd to call 



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Master. I do not think tliat his father was very 
•well off; but he ^vils able to have "hired servantf5," 
as yon can sec l)y rending the jfirstcliaptcroi'Mark. 

The fisherman's life is not a life of case. He 
must be i\Y> in tlao n^orning early, and often worlc 
till late at night. When lie goes out in his little 
boat, it is not always that he has smooth waters. 
Sometimes the waves come up againt his boat with 
so much force as to nearly or quite upset it. Then 
he is often out in great storms of wind and rain. 
Jolui was used to all this. He could mend a net 
or rov/ a boat. He ■was a stout and noisy man. 
In the third chapter of Mark the Lord gave John 
and his brother James a new name — " Boanerges :" 
sons ofthuwhr, because they were so full of zeal 
and fire, 

John and hia brothers used to go down to the 
river Jordan and hear John the Immerser preach. 
With a great many others, they becasnc John's 
disciples. John the Immerser would be called a 
rough preacher in these days. I am afraid peo])le 
would call hira a very uncharitable preacher. He 
called some who came out to hear him a " brood 
of vipers." But he made" a great many converts, 
and among them were the tax-gatherers, peasants, 
?oldici'S, nud fishermen of Galilee. 

One dav "vvJlP" John (afterwards the apostle) 
with his clear fatlicr and kis bro. James, v^'ere in a 
ship mending tlieir nets, Jesu3 of IN'azareth came 
along and called them. John left .his work and 
tbllowed Jesus. This was the beginning of a new 
life to him. He had caught fish all his life till 
now; he Avas to catch men from this time onward. 
He Aveut with Jesus into Galilee. He Avas a 
young jjreachcr with much to learn. When Jesus 
w.GSit to the Avedding in Cana, John went with him. 
He Avent doAvu to Capernaum Avith Jesus, and then 
by Avay of Samaria up to Jerusalem. He did not 
stay long in Capernaum, for the Lord could not 
spend ranch time Avith his friends on earth. After 
their visit to Jerusalem, John took a little vaca- 
tion, and Avent back to his old Avork of fishing. 
But he Avas not to remain at this business long. 
He Avas soon to leave it forcA'er. His feet Averc to 
tread jiaths never before trodden : his eyes, to see 
beauty beside Avhich the landscapes of Galilee Avere 
only colorless pictures. We are not ready to leaA'e 
Jiira yet. Uncle Frank. 

COR RESPONDENCE. 

' Bro. Brumhaughs ; — The Avelcome visits of the 
Pilgrim continues to return weekly, and Ave are 
often A-ery much refreshed by reading its colnmns, 
filled as they are Avith Avords of encouragement 
and instruction. It not unfrequently occurs that 
something appears exactly suited to my situation, 
for instance, after enduring a severe ordeal of 
temptation, a word of comfort by some brother or 



sister, perhaps a thousand miles aAvay, comes as 
the Avhispcr of a guardian angel to bid nic lift i\\> 
my head and rejoice, and doubtless such is the ex- 
perience of others. It cannot be objected the press 
can be profitably employed in behalf of the little 
flock, neither can it be denied tliat it is as potent 
for evil. In tliis Ave enjoy a manifest advantage 
over the saints of former days, and if aa'c fail to 
appropriate them to our s])iritnal benefit, it Avill 
not be attributable to its lack of adaptability to our 
Avants. One of the principal Avants of our age is 
a more general preaching of the Avord, and through 
the columns of our papers hundreds of sermons 
could be preached annually to thousands of read- 
ers that otherwise enjoy very restricted advanta- 
ges to hear our brethren expound the scriptures. 
We have noAV many hundred of ministers in the 
field, and often some are unemployed on the Sab- 
bath, then Avhy not lay hold of the pen, and 
preach to the thousands Avho impatiently Avatch 
the arrival of our periodicals to hear just Avhat 
you have to say to them. Brethren contriliutors, 
just look at your large congregation that is scat- 
tered over the brotherhood, each Avith your article, 
Avhether sermon or essay, or A^hateA'cr it is before 
you, and cA^ery Sabbath morning before you go 
to meeting, or in the evening after j-onr return, 
send them some spii-itual food; an article for the 
Pii.GiMM Avill go right where you Avant it. 

With our thousands Avho could AVork efficiently 
in this department, our editors should be abun- 
dantly supplied Avitli original matter. Do not 
plead Avant of time, nor Avant of talent, for you 
havG both, only you fail to make the proper use 
of Avhat you have. For my own part I must con- 
fess my negligence of duty, and, Avith God's grace, 
try to amend, lest I be found unfruitful. The 
promise is to those that are faithful unto death. 
I hope to see our little Pilgrim groAV to man's es- 
tate very soon, and nothing Avill accomplish the 
result more speedily than the active co-operation 
of the brethren. 

Brethren and sisters, let us work to-day for there 
is ft night coming Avhen no one can Avork, 
Your brother. 



Blacksburg, Va. 



D. C. MOOMAW. 



EDITOR'S DEPARTMENT. 



To-day is the Sabbath, a day set apart by holy 
concecration for rest and the Avorship of God. The 
morning AA'as unusually Avarm, the sun coming up 
in fiery redness, Avith a sultry AA^arm south Avind — 
indeed the atmosphere avouIcI seem to admonish all 
to stay Avithin doors ; but to-day is the time ap- 
pointed for pilgrims to meet for Avorship in the 



THE PILGHIM. 



17S 



James Creek church, about one mile froui our of- 
fice. So wcwciulcd our Avay to the Sanctuary, 
and unmindful of the heat, a goodly number 
congregated to hear the Word, and notwithstand- 
ing ail atmosphere of 99 1-2°, the house was com- 
fortable, and we enjoyed a pleasant waiting before 
the Lord. The assembly A\-as addressed by Geo. 
Brumbaugii (our brother editor) from tlie words, 
" For now is our salvation nearer than when Ave 
first believed," Avliich was happily adapted to our 
wants. Weary with the labor and turmoil of the 
busiest season of the year, many came to the house 
of prayer, who fain would have remained at home 
if bodily feelings had boon consulted. To such, 
how cheering and consoling must have been the 
subject of everlasting deliverance from these bodi- 
ly toils. "Nearing deliverance" is one of the 
grandest themes of the Bible. O, how glorious to 
contemplate ; our salvation every day is drawing 
nearer and still necv^er. Soon, the last Sabbath 
morn will greet us — the last assembling in the 
sanctuary — the last kneeling around the family 
alter — the last meeting on earth, of brethren and 
sisters dear — the last lisping of a father's and 
mother's name. Then comes " final deliverance " 
— a plunge into the Jordan of death — a last 
struggle and we arc on the other side. O, v,'ho 
Avould live alway ! The sinner cries, O, spare ibc 
— spare me ! but the saint's desire is, O, come 
quickly ! But we have digressed. Our meeting- 
was interesting, and we fondly hope profitable, 
and our desire is that all of our dear readers have 
been with Jesus to-day, and many who hitherto 
have not known him may have found him pre- 
cious to their souls. Fare-ye-well. 



— Next week, no providential interference, we 
expect to issue a double number, with an unusual 
amount of interesting matter. We hope from 
then to the end of the year, to issue about half 
the time double numbers, if our contributors will 
supply us with good and interesting matter for our 
columns. Now, dear readers, the matter is for you 
to decide, give us the material and we will make 
the size. 

From August 1st to the end of the year the 



Pilgrim will coh^t only fifty cents. Harvest is 
generally over, and the food for our bodily v/ants 
is supplied and stovs'ed away. Can there not sev- 
eral hundred be found who would be willing to 
give 50 cents that they may have access to that 
spiritual food which is for the soul ? Try it 
friends. Our call for three hundred has been re- 
sponded to very favorably. AYe lack yet about 
one hundred, and by a little effort our call can be 
filled and more. Try it, brethren. Try it, sis- 
ters. Let us see who can raise the largest club. 
Only fifty cents and a copy free to any one send- 
ing ten names. Who comes first ? Scud along, 
and tlie Pilgrim will endeavor to make itself a 
welcome a'ucst at vour homes. 



Eld.. Philip Boyle. Your i-emittance of 75 
cents for Pilgrim from tl^ejlst of April, for ]\Iary 
Stop.er of McKinstrcys Mills Avas received, but by 
neglect in some way the name was not booked. 
The numbers are all sent and the thing propeidy 
attended to — Iiumbly beg pardon. Hope you 
Avill fulfiil your promise soon. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



By request Ave publish the receipt of the 

following donations for the purpose of building a 
meeting-house for the Brethren in Fayette co., 
Vv'^. A^a., in place of the one destroyed by the army 
during the Avar. Eeceived by John Arnold, Mil- 
ford, Ind : 

'From Eld. John Miller, Portage, Ind., | 5,00 
" " James Miller, " " 5,00 

" Rock Eun Congregation 10,00 

" Solomon's Creek Congregation, 10,00 



Total 
Exchange for check 
Reed, from John Arnold by ohccl-i 

Fayettcville, W. Va., June llth. 



% 30,00 



20 



% 29,80 
•T. S. Flory. 



DIED. 

ZIGLER — In Timberville, Rockingham County, Va., 

May 31st, 1870, Sister Elizabeth Zioler, aged 80 years. 

9 months and 33 dajs. 

The occasion Avas improved by the brethren from 1 Cor. _ 
15 : 55 and 5C, in presence of a large concourse of people. " 
The deceased was a natural sister of the latc^Eld. John 
Kline. She had a large fomily of 13 children of A\-hom 
there are 11 living and 3 dead, and 73 grand children of 
wliich 38 are living and 34 dead, and 16 great grand chil- 
dren. John Zigler. 



17(5 



THE PILGEIM. 



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NO. 23. 



ESSAY DEPAETMENT. 



Selected by J. Luk 
THE SPIRITUAL RAILWAY. 



The road to heaven hy Christ was made, 
With heavenly truth the rails "were laid, 
Prom earth to heaven the line extends 
To life eternal, where it ends. 

Repentance is the station, man. 
Where passengers are taken in, 
No fee for them is there to pay, 
For Je sus is himself the way. 

The Bible is the engineer, 
It points the way to heaven so clear. 
Through tunnels dark and dreary here, 
It does the way to glory steer. 

God's love the fire, the truth the steam. 
Which drives the engine and the train. 
All you who would to glory ride 
Must come to Christ, in him abide. 

Come, then, poor sinner, now's the time, 

At any station on the line 

If you repent and turn from sin 

The train will stop and take you in. 



Selected by Fannie Ilershbcrrjer. 
SVEAE NO ILL. 



Nay, speak no ill ! a kindly word 

Can never leave a sting behind ; 

And oh 1 to breathe a tale we've never heard 

Is far beneath a noble mind. 

Be sure that better seed is sown 

Ay choosing this, the kinder plan ; 

For if but little good be known, 

Still let us speak the best wc can. 

Then speak no ill ! but always be 
To other's failings as your own ; 
If you're tlie first a fault to see, 
Be not the first to make it known. 
For life is but a passing stay ; 
No lip may tell liow brief the span, 
Then, oh ! the little time wc stay. 
Let's speak of all the best wc can. 



For the Pilgrim. 
PERFECT PEACE. 



"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto 3'ou , 
not as the v.-orld givetli. " John 14—27. 

"Thou wilt keep Iiim in perfect peace whose 
niiitd is sta3'-ed on tliee." Perfect peace? 

What a blessed attainment ! Dear rcaders,is it 
ours ? Sure am I it. is not, if wc are seeking it in 
a perishable world,or in the perisablo creature, or in 
our perishable self. 

Although we have all the world would call en- 
viable and happy, unless we have i^eacc in God, 
and ivith God, all else is unworthy of the name; a 
spurious thing which the first breath of adversity 
will shatter, and tlie hour of death utterly annihi- 
late. Perfect peace ! what is it? it is the peace ol 
forgiveness. It is the peace arising out of a sense 
of God reconciled through the blood of the cov- 
enant, resting sweetly on the bosom and the prom- 
ises of Jesus; to him committing our eternal all. 

Dear sisters and brethren, let us stay ourselves 
on God that this blessed peace may be ours, wo 
have tried tiie world — it has deceived us. Prop 
after prop of earthly scaffolding has yielded, totcr- 
ed and fallen. Has our God ever done so ? Ah ! 
this false and counterfeit ^vorld. Peace may do 
well for tine '.vorld's ^vork, and the world's day of 
pro.S2Jerity. But test it in the hour of sorrow, and 
what can it do for us when most it is needed ? On 
the other hand thougli >.vc liavc no other 
blessing on earth to call our oavu, wc arc rich 
indeed if wc can look upwards to heaven, and say 
with unprcsumpruous s)nile, '• I am at peace with 
God." D. C. S. 

3n. riouurii, Ml. 



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Fi»' ilie Pitrjrtin.. 



GHRISriAX PILGRIMAGE. 



I jVj 



in which were prefignred and embodied the two 
great eomrjai-dnieuts oa v.-hich oiir whole SitlT3tioii 
depends, namely: IjOvc lo God, and love io num . 
David being one \\\\o feared God, and desiring to 
live a life devoted to liis Saviour, says, in the 
v.'ords of the text: "Mv statutes liave been my 
songs." Statute means a positive Law enacted by a 
Jlan in his primeval state -ivas designed te be | superior to au inferior power, Avhether by a body 
laijpy, to glorify God, and enjoy him forever, of men, or of God, the Supreme Ruler of the nni- 



i5Y,jyEoyAr,D fuhry. 



■JInu.mbee 1. 



Thy statutes liavc bcc:i iny songs in the house of niv 
pilgi-image. — Psalms 119 : o'i. 



verse; and it is tiic duty of them for whom it was 
enacted to obey or suffer the penalty, for there is 



But in order to evince his integrity and fidelity in 

proof of i)is dignity above cveiy other creature, 

God gave him a law, simple in its form, and easi- ! no powei- in a law, unlo;3s a penalty beattuelied for 

ly to be obeyed. Eat th.rougli envy of the devil | punishment, and it matters not whether we know 

death entered into the world, because lie induced ! it or not; hence it is the duty of all to iiialce tliem- 



man to violate God's law, upon which tlie penalty 
of deatli was att-ijched, and iu consecpieuce, he was 



selves well acquainted to avoid punishment. 

O, that all would feel the necessity to sing of 



driven ont of Paradise, the hai")py and delightful j the statutes in the house of their pilgrimage, even 
place ivherc God freely conversed with him fiice to | of the statutes the Lord JestK Christ enacted upoa 
face. Through t'lis transgression all Iiis offspring | whieh eternal life depends. Our pilgrimage is 
vv'cre alienated from God, for in. Adam all die, | short, much sliorter than of old, if vrc even live to 
" For ail have sinned and come short of the glor}^ ! .see our full days accomplished, v.hicli no one 
of God". Sin seperatcs from God, hence our alien- ! knows. Jacob says, " the days of my pilgrimage 



atlon. Isov/ God in his unbounded love, and nu- 
limited v/isdoni gave them another law called'by 
Paul the ministration of death or condemnation, 
to bring .unto subjection tlieir ungovernable pas- 
sions occasioned through their corrupfand. deprav- 
ed nature, by which they coi'dd regulate their life 
and conduct. Tliis, however, was confined to the 
seed of Abraham by Isaac, legal son of ^ibraham, 



arc an hundred and thirty years, few and evil liavc 
the days of nny life been." Moses, three hundred 
vears after, savs, "The davs of our vcars are tiiree 
score yeare and ten ; and if by reason of sti-engtli 
they be four score years, yet is their strength, la- 
bor and sorrow, for it is soon cut of, and we fly 
away." David, about four hundred and fifty 
years after, saw the great importance of making 



who in his faitli andimplicit obedience obtained tlie ; sonjjs of the statutes of the Lord in the house of 
gloi'ious promise, " that in thee shall all the na- ; Iiis pilgrimage iu order to make more rapid speed 
tions of the earth be blessed ". God declared to \ on liis iournev toward the gate of heaven. But 
Abraham, " I am the Almighty God ; v;alk before \ we, now over twenty-aght liundred years hence, for 
rae and be thou perfect, and I will make my cov- j the days ofour pilgrimage are continually declining. 



enant between me and thee, and vrili multij^ly thee 
exceedingly." " I will give unto thee and thy 



should speed our vray, our pilgrim journey, not to 
Mecca, nor to an earthly Canaan, but towards that 



A-CfZ rj/ifer i/iee the laud wherein thou art a stranger, ' hcavenl)' Canaan, of vdiich the earthly was a 
all the land of Canaan for an everlasting posses- I figure, the land of Beatitude wherein is the city 
sion, and I mil be their God." " Thou shalt keep | of God. Abraham by faith sojourned in the land 
my covenant therefore, thou and tl'.y seed after ' of promise, figurative of the heavenly as in a 
thee in their generation." j strange country, dwelled there in tabernacles Avith 

Here upon condition of keeping his covenant, ; Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same prom- 
God promised to restore that people to be his, that ' ise, for he looked for a city Avhich hath founda- 



is God's 



y.-o]i 



u) them he gave statutes, as tions, whose builder and maker is God." Bretli- 



said already, l.y wliidi lln'y wciv to be governed, ' ren and "listers, doth not the same faith excite us 



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179 



on our pilgrimage, vv'itli our ciiiklrcu to bo con- 
tent witli living in tabcrnaclcSj and set our aitec- 
tions on IscuA'en und iicavenly things in vicu" of 
gaining an entrance into the city of God ? And 
if the oifspriug of Sarali, all ^rllo died in faitli, not 
liaving received tlic promises, (namely eternal life 
ill Jesus Christ, &c.) but only having seen them 
afar off, and were persuaded of them, and eiiihiriij- 
ed than, and confessed fhat thoy vrere pilgrims and 
strangers on the 'earth, shall not faith in Christ, 
faith in Ills word induce us to embrace this pres- 
ent glorious privilege, and "deny ungodliness and 
.worldly lusts, live soberly, righteously, and godly 
in this present y,'orld ? " that v/e may with confi- 
dence and delightful anticipation wait "for the 
blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the 
great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ." True, 
the believer is represented as "' no more a stranger 
and foreigner, but a fellow-citizen with the saints, 
and of tb.e household of God." Yes, he is 
" brought nigh by the blood o t Christ," and by 
obedience to his commandments we sever our 
adoption as children of God, and brethren and 
sisters of the Lord Jesus Christ. More anon. 

Leonard Fukuy. 

NiiUsttEaterprisc, Pa. 

o-*-» 

For the PUgrim. 

THE LORD'S DAY. 



Sdectod by Katie Beiduird 
DO TUT LITTLE— DO IT WELL. 



The first day of the M'eck, called the Lord's day, 
Sunday, or Sabbath, is a day -we should bid ■wel- 
come, not because it is a day that we j'cst from 
work, but because it is the day we can go to preach- 
ing and Sunday-school and learn all about Jesus, 
who is such a great friend to them that do his com- 
mands, and we can have time on this day to read 
the Bible and other good books. God was good 
in this, as in all things, to give us one day out of 
seven, to be more than the others, set apart to en- 
able lis to worship him and learn of his mercy and 
goodness. Happy day of rest, does it not make us 
think of that time God promised to give to the 
good, when every day will be a day of rest, or thci'c 
will be but one day, and that a day without end— 
a day of eternal rest in Heaven. 

W. HowAiU) Fr,()RY. 

FmjdoiU.r, Wt. Va. 



Do thy little— do it well ; 
Do wliat right and reason tell ; 
• Do what wrong and sorrow claim — 
Gono^uor sin and cover shame. 

Do thy little, though it be 

Dreariness and drudgery ; 

They whom Christ apostles made, 

" Gathered fragments " when he hade. 

Do thy little — never mind 
Though thy brethren be unkind ; 
Though the men who ought to smile 
Mock and taunt thee for awhile. 

Do thy little— never fear 
While the Saviom- standeth near ; 
Let the world its javelins throw, 
On thj' waj' undaunted go. 

Do thy little— God hath made 
Million leaves for forest shade ; 
Smallest stars tlieir glory bring — 
God employeth everything. 

Do thj- little, and when thou 
Feelcst on thy pallid brow, 
Ere has fled the vital breath, 
Cold and damp the sweet of death. 

Then the little thou hast done, 
Little battles thou hast won, 
Little masteries achieved, 
Little wants with care relieved. 
Little words in love expressed. 
Little wrongs at ones confessed. 
Little favors kindl}' done, 
Little toils thou did'st not shun. 
Little graces meekly won, 
Little slights with patience Ij'Orn. 

These shall crown thy jjillowed head, 
Holy light upon tliec shed ; 
These are treasures that shall rise 
Far beyond the smiling skies. 



JrSTiC'i; is the great interest of man on cartli. 
It is the ligament which holds civilized beings 
and civilized nations togethci'. AVlicre her tem- 
ple stands, and so long as it is duly honored, there 
is a foundation for social security, general ha])pi- 
noss, and the improvement and progress of our 
race. 



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For Uia Pilgrim. 
ESSAY ON THE LORD'S PRAYER. 



BY T>. 



S A y L E R . 



IS'UJrBER 7. 



" A1<T) 'LEAD US KOT IXTO TEMPTATION. 

Ill the above petition wc are taught to pray our 
Father in heaven not to lead us into temptation. 
It is in time of temptation or trial that "WQ sin, 
and so contract debts v/hich is against our Father 
in heaven. The word temptation is generally un- 
derstood to mean to do evil. But in the Scrip- 
tures it sometimes means trial. In this senes 
James uses the v\'ord when he says : " My breth- 
ren, count it all joy when ye fall into temptations 
(trials). Knowing that the trying of your faith 
"worlceth patience. But let patience have her per- 
fect "work, that ye may be perfect and entire, want- 
ing nothing." In thii"! sense it would seem profit- 
able for the subject in our Father's kingdom to be 
tempted, if the temptation be for the trying of his 
faith, and through it to be perfect and entire, 
wanting nothing. Yet considering our weakness 
wc have some to fear that wc might not faithfully 
endure the same trial or temptation. If we were 
tempted, as God did tempt Abraham, we niight 
not be able to endure the trial, and do worse than 
Asap whose feet had well iiigh slipped; we 
might not only slip, but fall. The temptation 
with which God tempted Abr-aham was, " take 
now thy son, thine only sou Isaac, whom tliou 
lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah, and 
offer him there for ^ burnt offering, upon one of 
the mountains ^yhich I ^yill tell thee of." The 
very thought of such a temptation is staggering. 
The son, tlie only son ■\vhom thou lovest to be of- 
fered up as a burnt offering. Y/e may well pray, 
lead us not into such a sore temptation. It was for 
the trying of Abra ham's fu,ith, and for an evi- 
dence that he feared the Lord. Abraham having 
cndurfed the temptation through a three days' 
journey to the place the Lord had appointed him, 
as well as t!ie sore trial when his son Isaac, thp 
intended victim, said, " my father, behold the fire 
and the wood ; blit where is t!,i:> lamb for the 



burnt offering ? " Who but Abraham could have 
endured such a temptation ? " Abraham built the 
alter, laid the wood in order, bound his son whom 
he loved, laid him on the alter upon the wood, 
stretched forth his hand, and took the knife." 
O, that knife, that dreadful knife ! Another mo- 
ment and it will be in Isaac's heart. Tlie Lord 
seeing, that Abraham staggered not under this sore 
temptation, and unless arrested he will certainly 
slay his son, hastily calls him, " Abraham, Abra- 
ham, lay not thy hand upon the lad, neither do 
thou anything unto him, for now I know that 
thou fearest God." The object of the temptation 
was attained, Abraham's faith ^^as made perfect 
in his works. But who could endure such an or- 
deal ? Therefore lead us not into temptation. 

The apostle says : " There hath no temptation 
taken you but such as is common to man ; but 
God is fiiitlifid, who will not suffer you to be 
tempted above that ye are able ; but will, with tlic 
temptation, also make a v^ay to escape, that ye 
may be able to bear it." So it is our privilege to 
pray him not to lead ns into it. But if necessary 
for the trying of our faith, may it not b? above that 
which we are able to bear, and with the temptiition 
make way for our escape. * 

The temptation to sin is often a simple evil 
taught in the beginning, and if not subdued, a 
strong impression will be made on the mind, and 
a. desire for the evil thing will grow out of it, and 
finally end in the commission of the act. Y/heth- 
er the trying of our faith, our virtue, purity and 
integrity even involves tlie necessity for God to 
lead us into any tem])tation to sin, in order that 
lie may know of ns as he did of Abi'aham, that wc 
fear him because we love him by refusing and re- 
jecting the sin, wc know not. It is enough for us 
to know that it is the privilege of the sons of God 
in his kingdom to pray the Father not to lead us 
into temptation. 

But that the devil through the lust of the 
flesh, and the lust of the eye, and the pride of 
life tempts us to do evil, there is no doubt. From 
this there is none exempt. The son of God him- 
self was not, neither will we be. Therefore we 
are taught elsewhere to " watcli and pray, lest we 



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181 



fall into tcmytation." A nd as tlie spirit is willing, 
but the flesli being weak, ^vc arc here taught to 
I>ray, " lead us not into temptation." 

Deal- bi'cthrea imd sisters, it is, however, in tliis 
as in all otlier religious duties devolving upon us, 
,we must do our_ part in the Avork. When Ave 
pray, " lead us not into tcinptation," Ave must not 
willingly and presumptuously go into tlie Avaj'' of 
temptation. If we go on our knees and pray, 
" lead us not into temptation," and rise up and go 
into temptation, to the race grounds, and look on 
and admire the horse race, or game of chances, 
loiter around the board on Avhicli strong drink is 
dealt out, and liaA'e our cars filled all day with the 
strains of profane instrumental music, as avcU as 
Avith the hoarse A'oice of cursing, swearing, &c., 
need Ave pray our Father in heaven, lead us not 
into temptation ? Would he not upbraid us Avith, 
"you Avcnt into it yourself? " 

Dear sisters, will you be profited if you rise in 
the morning and before you leave your room kneel 
before your Father Avho is in heaven, and pray 
him not to lead you into temptation during the 
day, which is your privilege to do, and then Avil- 
liugly and of choice Avalk and spend all the day 
locked, arms Avith your unconuerted acquaintance, 
talking admiringly of her ruffles, flounces and 
jcAverly, esteeming and applauding her style of 
dress. And in time of lovcfeast meetings asso- 
ciating Avith such during examination services 
AVhat do you think your Father in heaven says 
of you ? May it not be something like this : "She 
has turned me the back, and not the face. She 
has gone into the Avay of temptation herself, I 
have not lead her into it." 

Dear brethren and sisters, let us pray, " lead us 
not into temptation," and use all diligence to keep 
out of it. Go noAvhere Avhere duty leads us not. 
Never spend a Avilling hour in the society of the 
ungodly^ and the Lord Avill not lead us into scmp- 
tation to sin. 



Sent hy Eld. H. Kurtz 
PFACE IN CHRIST. 



— BeneA'olencc is always a A'irtuous principle. 
Its operation ahvays secures to others their natu- 
ral rights, and it liberally super-adds more than 
they are accustomed to claim. 



Fr, 



rom 



camuic 



of earthly strife, 'from th° 
tempests of earthly sorroAv, from the storms o 
earthly adA'crsity, and from the intoxication of 
earthly joy, the believer flies away and seeks for 
■peace in Christ. Here is refuge from the storm, 
— his covert from the tempest — his high tower 
and the rock of his strengths Here the heai't re- 
poses in confidence and in peace. The billows 
break in A'ain upon this rock. The strife of 
tongues, — ^the "sharii arroAA's of the mighty Avith 
coals of juniper," burning and tormenting, fall 
harmlessly about us. He is safe* He is in Christ. 
Man of earth, are you there? Are yon on the 
rock? Are you in the hiding-place? HaA'e you 
fled for refuge to lay hold on ihe hope set before 
you in the Saviour? O, there cometh a storm 
Avhen, not merely earth's shipping and earth's 
dwellings Avill be tried, but Avhen thy JiojK and 
7-Usi must stand the test. Are you ready for it ? 
Can you meet adA'crsity, and bereaA^ment, and af- 
fliction ? Can you smile at poverty and aflliction ? 
Can you smile at poA^crty and pain ? Very well ; 
• — can you face death ? Can you listen to the rat- 
tling of his glittering spear and not be afraid? 
Has death no terrors for tliee? The coffin and 
the Avinding sheet, the sepulcher and the Avorm, 
corruption and rottenness, — hast thou no fear of 
their loathsome coining? The Avorm that shall 
feed so sAveetly on you Avhen death shall have do- 
minion over you; and Avhen all the dread pollu- 
tions of the grave, are there no terrors in these ? 
Verry Avell. After death the judgment! You 
must meet thai — the thundering trumpet, the arch- 
angel's A'oicc — the opening griiA'cs— the resurrec- 
tion of the dead, both of the just and the unjust- 
— the great Avhitc throne, the burning flames-^the 
aAvful sentence ! — canyon endure all thisf And 
then the second death — the lake of fire and brim- 
stone — the place of Aveeping and Availing and gnash- 
ing of teeth — the grave of earthly liopcs — the end 
of earthly joy, — can you meet all these? Is your 
heart iiarder than the nether millstone? I.-^ your 



like burnislieil Ijrass? can vour liund-; bi 



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strQiig — can your heart endure in tlie day v.'hon 
God shall deal v^'ith you in juslico aud in might? 

If not, you need to fijid peace in Christ. You 
need a refuge from the storm, or covert from the 
tenii^est. You may have it. Vrilj you sec't it? 
Y/ill yoii sack it 7low, before it is too late ? Will 
you not be reasonable and seek now the salvation 
of the Jj0)'.1 ? Will you not talco yonr stand upon, 
the roek of strcngtl; ? Tlie waves of comino- Nvrath 
are gathering in awful pov^Tr ; will you not then 
seek to escape before eseape becomes impossible? 
You have reason — ■will you use it? Yoia have 
common sense — will you exercise it ? Is it reason- 
able to remain unsaved vrhen salvation is oifered ? 
Is it reasonable to perish Avhen you may escape? 
Is it reasonable to sink in the lake of fire Avhcn you 
may "mount up on ^vings as eagles," and dwell 
in all the light of heaven? Is it reasoiiable to tri- 
fle nov,-, and v/ail and mourn at last ? Is it rea- 
sonable To choose death instead of lifj, sorrovv' in- 
stead of joy, -wratli instead of blessing, despair in- 
stead of peace, and perdition instead of salvation ? 
Will you not then be reasonable ? Will you not 
seek to kno\\" the Lord, and share his love ? Will 
you not find peace in Christ? Behold, then, the 
Lamb of God Look to tliy bruised and smitten 
Saviour? Confess his name. Believe with all 
your heart on him. Accept iiim as your refuge 
and your trust; cling f-o him Avitli a grasp vvhich 
can never be uucla.sped! Tliore yoTi are .safe. 
There you have peace ! There you ne3d fear no 
evil. In Christ we are SAFE J out ofhini v,-e are 
in constant peril. 

O man of earth, vrill vou have tlii.s refuge for 
your rest? Will you noic accept the proifcred 
blessing? Will you noiv cast all your cares upon 
the Saviour's breast? — wiU you tiee for refuge to 
lay hold on the liope set ])efore you? Behold i}oii' 
is the accepted time, Ho^r is the day of sa!vaLion_ 
jVow you may find a refuge where no wave of com- 
ing wratii can e'er assail. Xow you may find in 
Christ, jieuin', deep, unsearchable and eternal. 
Will you find it? Behold thy rest: hasten to it 
aud, standing in its hallov\'ed precincts, invite a 
lost and perishing race to share it v.utli you. O 
I rove the deep cxpcricuce of that peace v.diich is 



"like a river" which allies the heart to the eternal 
and the unchangable, the Almighty one! Tlicn 
lead the. v.'orld to share the ble.ssings you enjoy. 



Plead Avith tlr 



pen 



shir 



-v.un ilicm avrav 



sinful pleasure? — call tr.em to subdimer joys than 
earth can over gi-s-e. Tlien, vidien the last storm 
of sorrow shall roll its broken clouds away, — -when 
t!sc last surge of tribulation shall heave your toss- 
ing barJc — when ths last flood of woe .shall forev- 
er subside, then you shall sing ijy therivor of Life, 
and dwell in the city of the Lord, and know 
th.rough all eternity the endle.ss blessedness of peace 
in Christ. -Reade 
this everlasting pcae<! ! 



', may you and I eternally know 



For the Pilgrim. 
BELIEYIXG AXD NOT SEEIXG. 



"Thomas, because tliou liast seen me thou hast believed : 
blessed are the j' that have not seen and yet believed.'' 
— John 20 -.29. 

These Avords avci'c spoken by our blessed Sa- 
viour shortly after his resurrection from the dead. 
It ajipears that Thomas Avas sou:ieAvhat credulous 
iu regard to the resurrection of the Saviour, and 
had determined that Avitliout seeing the nail prints 
in liis liands, and thrusting his hand into his pierc- 
ed side, he Avould not believe; but Avhen he saw 
Jesus, and the nail prints, and his pierced side, l;e 
said: "My Lord and my God." Because Thomas 
saw, he belicA'ed on the Lord, and Avas numbered 
Avith the disciples. Xoav bret:n-en aud si.sters, Ave 
are of those upon Avhom the blessing is ^Jronounc- 
cd, if Ave believe on Jesus Avithout seeing the prints 
on liis hands, and the pierced side. Let us not be 
like luibeliAung Thomas, but haA"C faith in all that 
Jesus tells us. Let us not be conformed to the 
Avorld, but to Jesus, our kind leader. . Let us try 
and be of those of Avhom it is .said, "bles.sed are those 
that believe and sec not," that avc may be permit- 
ted to inherit eternal life, through him who died 
to save us. John \V. Krabii.l. 

West Inclependenee, Ohio. 



l'i:uFORAi a gj>()d deed, speak a kind word, be- 
s'tow a pleasant smile, and you will receive the same 
in return. The happiucss you bestow on others is 
rciioctd back wit h dcublc force to yourself. 



r I LGiii ^i. 



183 



Foi- tiia Pn.tJRiii. 



nR()THE]ir.Y UNI(3X 



Behold Iiow good and how pleasant it U for brethren to 
dwell together iu unity. — -Psalms 133 : 1. 

Tlic Psalmist:, no doubt, had experienced the 
evils of contention, and iu view of the ple^.surc-s 
that arise from unity, made tlie above exclama- 
tion. In the preceding verse he makes a com- 
parison of what it is like. " It is lilcc the oiut- 
aient upon the head, tliat ran down upon the 
heard, even Aaron's beard ; tliat went down to the 
skirts of his garments." In Exodus, SOth chap- 
ter, we have described the ingredients of which 
tliis olutment was made, and tlie cohi with vrhieh 
it was attended. From tliis we learn that it ^vas 
valuable — its perfumer}^ v.as highly extoled, and 
hence pleasant and agreeable. So is christian un- 
ion ; it is valuable, it is good, it is pleasant, it is a 
blessing tliat cannot be overvalued. It svrcetens 
the bitter cup spoken of in JIatt. 20 : 22; it pro- 
pares us for t!ic world where all is peace. \Vc 
sliall endeavor to notice the subject under the fol- 
lowing heads: the persons to be united; the 
means by which this union may be promoted. 
1st, By the term hrdhrcu may be undei'stood those 
only who belong to the same sect; but the word 
juay have a ^\•idcr import. Brethren are the sons 
of one family, and m.ay be applied to the posterity 
of Adam, to the family or to tlie church. Tlie 
human family have descended from one common 
parent. "God hath made of one blood all nations 
of men for to dwell on the face of t'ae earth." From 
tliis we learn tliat thougli the Apostle Paul was 
a Jew, he did not look witli contempt upon others 
but regarded all as brctliren. This appears to be 
our duty, and if all were -to enter into these feel- 
ings, a different state of aifairs would exist. There 
would be no wars, no contentious, no strife; all 
would be peace and harmou)-, and for this wc 
should labor. Tiic Saviour says, " blessed are the 
peacemakers, for they shall be called the children 
of God." Here tlien is a blessing proniiscd to 
those who use their influence against strife and 
contention, not only in the family or church, but 
in the world at large. '\\^e should not only try to 
emulate our In'others, our sisters, or our " Breth- 



ren" to bi'ottlorly aifcction, but oiir neighbors and 
our fwendb. Tliis is the hiw of God concerning 
us, and v,'hercvcr our lot may be cast in this 
world, it J^eeomes lis to consider men of every na- 
tion and of every tongue as our brethren. 

Brotherly union should exist betvreen the sons 
and dauglitcrs of a fluiiiJy. The rehition existing 
between the members of a family is still closer. 
There is, .most generally, a similarity of features, 
dispositions, custoiues, habits, &c., Vihicli exhibits 
our alliance. There is also a strong aiiection ex- 
isting between the diifercnt members of the fami- 
ly, and as long as strife and contention are ban- 
ished, there is a unity of feeling. Our affection 
for one another is warm and lasting ; wc rejoice at 
eatii others prosperity ; wc labor to promote each 
others happiness, and tlius v\'e are made to realize 
and e!iter into the feeling of the Psalmist when 
he exclaimed, " Juno pleasant," * * * 

But the relation existing between God's adopted 
sons and daugliters, is still nearer. AVe are of the 
same nature, have the same interest as to Avhat is 
in the future, tlie same liopcs, the same purpose, 
and tlie "same mind tovv'ards another." Oar af- 
fection for one another is strong, but our rela- 
tionship is founded on principles more durable 
than mere natural aftcctiou. Xatural affec- 
tions arc excited by our close rehition to one 
another and will perish with tlic body, 
but religious affections are the result of our close 
relation to God. This is a thought that sliould en- 
gage our attention for if wc love not our brethren 
it is an evidence of our estrangement froni God. 
Jesus says, "by this may ye know that ye aremy 
disciples if ye have love one for anotiier. If there is 
notaunity of feeling, if there be bickerings, baclvbit- 
iogs &Q., amongst us, v/c cannot cx|)cct to be tlio 
disciples of Jesus. This is inipoi'tant for us to 
consider and sliould influence our. conduct towards 
( ach otlier, as love is the cliain tiiac Innds us as 
followers of Jcsu.s together. WitlioiiL this lovely 
trait of character there can be no union of feeling 
of sentiment and of soul. Let us endeavor to cul- 
tivate amongst us the divine principle and many 
of the ills that now beset us will vauisii lii*e tlie 

morning dews. 

^(.To be continued.) 



384 



THE PILGRIM. 



A LETTER. 



For ilie Pilgrim. 



Below we give bj request froin a brother of 
Ya., a letter written iu 1846, by a sister residing 
in Philadelpliia, to a lady friend of East Tenn. 
It being lengthy and rather ill adapted to our 
columns, we Ijavc dela^-ed its jublication until 
now. — Ed. 

Permit me to meet the by these lines of love. 
True thou mayest die, and the grave cover thee, 
yet if the Lord will, these lines may bless thee 
or some other precious youth. The end of all 
instruction given early or late isj that wc may 
live well, anvl-dio happy ; these two things are 
joined together. A life of devoted- lioliness will 
be follov/ed by a happy death, an entrance into 
peace. This is the sunlight privilege of the gospel 
freeman, tiie Indian of the far west, or the slave 
of the south, when living up to their best oppor- 
tunity of serving God. Hence vro cannot begin 
to serve too soon to avoid wickedness, and seek 
real virtue and true goodness. How shall I im- 
press this fact upon the young and playful 
mind, so fall of mirth. I was once a child, I 
then "thought as a child" but even then, I 
somtimes thought as properly as I do now ; yes 
my dear girl, on some of those serious thoughts 
I date my coming to God. As children we 
need light and amusing exercise to prepare both 
mind and body for more useful employment. 
Wq also must bear .the yoke of restraint, 
and the burden of knowledge, that we delight 
not in sinful customs, and learn Vi'hat Vi-il! make 
us useful in any condition of life. Thou art a 
child, the world lies open before thee as an un- 
trodden field. Thy young feet have not gone 
far from thy father's side — no hand so indulgent 
as that of thine ov>"n mother. What may be, 
is untold. Prosperity and adverslt)', time, death, 
and eternity are before thee. The lessons of 
many little children seem very severe. Pity, 
the poor orphan, whose innocent tears are all 
- numbered by the all seeing God, who is the fa- 
ther of tlie iliihevless, and wVA plead their in- 
jured cause at the day of judgment, against a 
proud, covetouj. and unfeeling world. 



The world has sor^o^vs for those who pass 
through it. When fear comes into thy young 
soul, and awful thoughts pervade thy mind, then 
think of Gcd. He is thy Maker and thy Sav- 
iour. Thy parents may die, but God ever lives. 
''iVhat are those serious thoughts of dangers in 
thy bosom ? IsLy dear child, it is the voice of 
God speaking v\'ithin thee ; the same Lord that 
spake to young Samuel at night, showing him 
th.at the Avicked should not prosper. Samuel 
obeyed instructions and talked with the Lord. 
Go thou and do likewise ; talk M'ith him, ask his 
forgiveness and his protection ; fear to offend him 
and he will take care of thee. To youth no 
time of life is so dangerous as from the a^e of 
1.5 to 25 years, in which time they are opening 
to tliC world like iiowers to the sun, spreading 
their leaves to eveiy beholder, wishing to see 
and be seen by all ; their plans are laid for future 
happiness, honor, riches, and long life. Often 
then, very often, is all crushed in the very bud. 
A worm secretly concealed at the root hath de- 
voured the very life ; but it was hard to die. 
Many at this pleasing age must die ! For Vi'hat ? 
To teach the living youth to remember their 
Creator. Hold thy life at that age my darling, 
as a very precious thing. Then hold thy virtue 
in a good conscience, as dear as thy life. Has 
God continued you a friend of experience iu the 
world ? YVho cares for thee, who watches over 
thee ? Cling to such a friend. Let their counsel, 
however grttve, be respected ; ask their advice, 
and accept it while it proves to be good. The 
young and giddy Avish to go their own way, but 
O, my dear, how dangerous is that vray ; they 
best know wdio have passed through the blind, 
ignorant ways of youth. Do nothing hastily; 
think well before speaking and doing. Ah let 
me say in scripture language, in all thy ways 
acknowledge God ; first commune with him in 
thy heart, inquire into his holy word, pray for 
the spirit of truth, and ho will give thee wisdom. 
All friends are not to be triisted. Some are on- 
ly such in name, even some of years are not dis- 
creet friends but " blind guides." Proove all 
friends, beware of the ilatteries of men. Praise 



THE J^ I L G E I M . 



185 



is comoly, 
tongue and be 
siiacle 



3 praise of God dwell on tnv 
rau^ic to thine cai', but let a 



of sorrovv oovov tliy face when persons 
praise thcc, but if thou docst well and they coii- 
deiu;i tiico, take it patiently. It is not in niany 
v/ords to justify us. 2>"o, iio, my dear young 
friend, remember that a virtuous, ineck and 
useful life, Avill live down scandal outlive malice, 
and envy, and often make foes our friends. 
But to possess these, tliee must have true piet}', 
pure and undcfilod religion'. As the poor In- 
dian remarked " then the great Spirit must change 
my licart." All yes this is the perfection of all 
true religion. Some branches of liuman learn- 
ing arc right and -well in their place, but -with- 
out a clean heart, and a right spirit they will 
profit tiicc nothing. Ytliat is it to be a ruler in 
Israel and not know these tilings "? that you 
must be born again, of water and of the spirit 
or 3'ou cannot see the kingilom of God, or en- 
ter in. Come my dear dear friend, '•' the spirit 
and the bride say come." Seek first the king- 
dom of God and its righteousness and all things 
else shall be added unto \hcc." 

I put my pen to this paper as a living wit- 
ness of the faithfulness of God in performing 
his promises. At IS years of age I came to 
Jesus, and gave up a world of pleasure for his 
cross. I bowed down to receive the yoke in my 
youtli ; he stooped so lo^v as to notice my little 
sacrifice, and by the virtue of his own blood, 
he promised me every lavrful want of this life, 
and the life to come, should bc' supplied. Few 
of my gay companions have less trouble, and as 
much real comfort as mj-self. I am daily as- 
tonished at the goodness of God vdio holds my 
concerns and my heai't so composedly in his 
ovv'ii liand. Do not prefer VTOrldly enjoyments 
instead of those of religion. First bo religions, 
tliat will prepare thee for every thing, and ev- 
ery tiling for thee. That will show thee how to 
Iionor thy parents and all the aged. ^\.lways 
rise up ^vitll respect to old age. It will teach 
thcc how to use riches, and how to be liappy in 
poverty, how to feel for the poor, how to relievo 
the oppressed, to obey Clirist, and lioncr mag- 



istrates. .Vrt thou solicited in marriage, do not 
always believe it to be a mark of lionor. Some 
men know not the nature of marriage. It be- 
ing considered honorable, tiicy many as a custom 
among iiion and not as an ordinance of God to 
glorify his name. A virtuous woman who 
never had an offer of marriage, is still as 
interesting as she vrho lias ; yea more, she may 
exert a pow.r over her disposition which detcr- 
iiiins, none shall trouble her on that subject, ii 
the love of God is the main principle of action. 
Either a single or married life may be blessed, 
however in times of persecution, a single life has 
the preference wlien chastity is continued in, as 
to the Lord. On tin's subject we see much igno- 
rance and vanity ; much female weakness and 
unmanly folly. Fevf men converse on this subject 
with fi-obriety ; from the oldest to the youngestitisa 
matter of levity. My dear, guard against this 
common rock on whicli many lovely young wo- 
men and their parting lovers have been dashed 
and ruined — a shame to themselves, and to all 
around them. Always conduct yourself in the 
society of young or old, so as to pay due respect 
to every honorable subject and thee need not be 
afraid to converse upon it. Suifer not thyself to 
be trifled with by rudeness of speech or manners, 
and men will respect thee for it. The vulgar 
and mean will go out of thy way, for the pure in 
heart will feel safe and happy in thy company. 
Seek not to facinate the e3-es"of the vain by out- 
M'ard show, observe neatness and modesty, in- 
dependent of the vain pomp of a fashionable, de- 
ceitful world. Let thy person be admired for 
tlie nobleness of thy soul, the strength of thy 
mind, thy truly polite and amiable manners. 

]Men as they should bo, are our best friends ; 
our protectors under God — our superiors — but 
tliey arc often very far from what they should 
be. Consider well liis real character, whose pas- 
sions thou art going to encourage ; play not with 
the affections of any ; ' tis cruel, ' tis wicked. 
Be firm, if thy judgment dill'er, make the weak 
fondness of nature yield to a clear understanding. 
Let tliy hours for private intercourse witli young 
men bo prudendy observed, while your friends 



18(3 



T R E P I 



L G R I M , 

k 



arc al)Oiit or near j'Oii. Purciits s'lould order 
their liouse so as to give ao occasioa for r-ccvet 
sill, and yet give privilege to a young ma!i of 
principle to honor th.cir daiigiiter by disclosing 
seriously his private resolutions to love aavl even 
to marry. ]jut the custom of night sitting is 
a bad practice. I V\"isli it ^^"crG done avray, but 
it v,-ill only be, \vhero parents discourage it and 
leave lovers to themselves in day time, where 
th.eir actions are observed, M'hilc th.cir conversa- 
tion is not regarded. If thcc enter into mar- 
riage go prayerfully about it, and take every 
step by faitli. O, snifcr not thy heart to love, 
;vs a wife should, unless his princi2)Ics ar-c right. 
Pray God to give tiiee away in marriage to 
uone but a righteous man. Av'ith such thee will 
be happy if thy heart is as his. Study well the 
disposition of thy particular friend, yet tliink 
thee will have much to learn. Show him thy 
faithfulness, tell him of every disadvantage, never 
deceive him, secure his confidence vvitli care in 
secret; k'ndly expose his faults, and thine own 
quickly. Commend what is right ; have a con- 
stant concern for his honor, as for thine ovrn, 
for it is thine. Make up thy mind to meet 
troubles in the fiesh witli patience, not murmur- 
ing. Show a disposition to forget thyself in 
the cares and caresses of thy husband, making 
all arourid thee feel the influence of love. Make 
thy calculations on the uncertainty of earthly 
things. To-morrow I may die, or some painful 
dispensation . visit ray family. Then thee will 
be often saved from the falling blow, or if it 
fall on tliee, thou art prepared for it, and half 
its v.-eiglit is not felt when supported by the arm 
of God. Lean on him, he Y,-i!l bear thcc up as 
on eagles wings above the dark cloud. Art thou 
a mother "? Ah here comes the task of tasks, to 
show thyself an example to rear the tender 
thought, to make the first impressions right, to 
keep out vicious habits, ar.d put in an amiable 
disposition. 

Here I must pause. I look upon my little or- 
phan, and hear a voice in my soul saying, O 
for wisdom from above ! Pray with them, speak 
freely, as a child may hear the things of Grod. 



TIscir dispositions arc so different, ilicir educa- 
tion so diiiiccJt. • Are they disobedient, reason 
! vnth them. Seldom threaten -\\hrn tl.cc decs 
pcrfornn-. Ivlakc few premises, and such as can 
be kept, hoy.-evcr painful or pleasing. Correct 
thy children if it must be, not for vengeance 
sake, but to ])re^'ent them from evil. I.luch 
depends on a parents treatment of a child, and 
the cares of the family toward it. Let every 
thing be done in love. When cluldrcu are heal- 
thy 'tis laliorious to brinp; them up in th.e way 
they should go, and how much more so 'when 
they arc sickly, "svhen body and mind are botli 
out of repair. "In patience possess ye your 
souls." Parents should guard the education of 
their children, however good their teachers. Ex- 
amine their books, and if their sentiments are - 
not pure, their morals not good, their doctrine 
not that of the Gospel, point it out and direct tlicm 
to the New Testament.j as " the yray, the truth, 
and the life." Sit as a king's daughter in thy 
family, ever holding forth the divine laws of thy 
eternal Father. Hast tliou orphans, 't is an hon- 
or to have tlicm, if wc do our duty. Be a motli- 
er to all who are dependent on thee. Be an 
angel of mercy, a vratchfu.l steward to guide 
them from sin, a help in adversity, a nurse in 
sickness, wading with thy afflicted fellcAv beings 
through deep vratcrs of aifdction, " bearing their 
burdens and so fnliil the law of Christ," that 
vou may obtain an entrance into mansions above. 



COME AND LIVE. 



Oh man, if you would have life come to Jesus. 
It is not reasonable that you should stay avvay 
Wiien lie says, " Come and partake of the waters 
of life freely." It is riot reasonable that you 
should starve vfhen he says, " I am the bread 
of -life." It is ■ not reasonable that you should 
die when he says., " Come to me and live." 

It is not reasonable that yon should remain 

dead when lie says, " I am the rcsnrrection and 
the life." Then vrhy linger in the jdains of 
Sodom ? Flee, make haste, while the well of 
sal\'ation is yet open bc'Oro it may be said, 
tlic havest is past and the summer is ended 



and we are not saved." 



H. B. B. 



THE P I L G R I M , 



187 



EDITOE'S DEPAETMENT. 



Tliis week's ?ii.griji goes out in- its full 

size and v,c think burdened "with good things for 
flic sou]. Many of our patrciis arc anxiousjy wait- 
ing to sec it enlarged and -we confess avc had 
t^nitc a ciirio.-iity ourselves to see how it \vouh.l 
iooic. Yv^e liave no doubt but v.hat its appear- 
ance v.ill be considerably imjjroved, but if that 
were the only object to be attained, we \vouhl not 
be couipensatcd for our extra labor. V/e liope, 
however, tlic extra amount of good reading mat- 
ter Y\"ill be fully appreciated by our kind patrons. 
If the s;nall compensation which wo receive 
would admit of it, v.'c would gladly put out all 
double numbers for the remainder of the year, 
but this v\'e cannot do without doing injustice to 
ourselves, yet we hope to be able to give at least 
ten, or about half full IsTos., but tlie grcatar part 
of them will not be issued until later in the; 
season when our contributors will have more 
time to -write, and be better supplied with good 
original- matter for our columns. This is the 
busiest season of the year and many of our con- 
tributors are actively engaged in storing awaj" 
tJiose things which arc needful for the bodily and 
temporal Vv'ants. When this is once over, wo 
liope they will again tliiuk of the many .who 
are starvirig for spiritual food. " Ho ye reap- 
ers of Ufa's harvest why stand with rusted blades "?"' 
Thrust in' thy sickle for oartli's harvest is ready 
to reap." Let us have your aid in tiie great 
work of calling and saving. Think of it breth- 
ren and sisters. Is it reasonable that souls should 
be lost ■when you have it in your power to save 
them ? Some of our sisters are taking an active 
part in the great \vork of disseminating good 
reading among poor families. Last week a sis- 
ter from the \^'est sent us jiay for two copies 
of the PiiAiRiM for poor families' — this morning 
we received pay for one more, from the same 
sister, forjhe same purpose. A brother of Cal- 
ifornia wishes a copy sent to his sister in Oregan. 
Of course we gladly comply witii such requests, 
and will comply with a thousand more if made. 
There is alreadv a number of Pilgeijis sent out 



thr;)Ugh tlie liboi-ality of our brcthixn and sisters 
and many more i/hV'/i^ be with tlie best of results. 
Think of it. For tlie small sum of 00 c-ents tlio 
Pilc;ri;.c may be sent to some poor family or 
friend wliidi may be the means of their coiiver- 
sion, in wh.ich case the sender v,ould certaiidy 
have a vcr_y great rcNvard. Try it brethren, try 
it sisters. You can certainly think of some one 
that could be benefitted by reading the PjIjGUIm. 
Money spent in tliis way would be much more like 
lending unto the Lord, than by spending it lor 
unnecessary apparel and other \-anities v\diich are 
too much indulged in. Y^e once licard a broth- 
er say, the Brethren have too many papers, ^\■e 
cannot support tlieni all. That same brother 
spent annually, in vainly decorating hi.s daugh- 
ters, inore than v/ould pay for fifty copies of the 
Pii.aKm. Tlie consef[ueuce is, his childrcu are 
veiy gay, and stand out side of the fold of Jesus_ 
i'lO-w dear brethren and sisters, think seriously 
of this matter. Yrhich do you prefer to liaveyour 
children do, carry the trappings and vanities of sa- 
tan on their bodies, or Jesus in their hearts? We 
may, to a very great extent, decide this question for 
them, if we keep them well supplied with good 
religious reading, as found in our periodicals, it will 
prompt thcai to fall iu love wi(h the Bible and 
embrace ite teachings, if not, tlie danger is, they 
v.'ill bo tempted to the reading of novels and other 
trash with Avhich the world is flooded, and thus 
loose all relish for the good and useful, and be car- 
ried into the v^orld of imr.gination, ideality and 
fiction, often destroying both body and soul. Our 
object is not to supersede the Bible, but to point 
our readers to it, as the fountain head of all good 
— the source, and the o/(^j/ source iVom which vre 
can obtain salvation. 'i1icn let us have your 
hearty co-opperat!on and prayers, ajul In- the grace 
of God we shall endeavor to make the Pir.ciint a 
mighty apostle in preaching the words of eternal 
life — in setting forth the (Josjicl in its true and 
saving light. Tlien dear readers put your shoul- 
ders to the wliccl and help us to [)ush forward the 
Gospel car until all shall Iciiow the Lord and ev- 
ery tongue confess that Jesus is the Christ, the 
one among ten thousand r.-iost lovclv. 



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YQUTK^S DEPABTMENT. 

"Feed my Lambs." — John xxi : 15. 



TliE BOY WHO COULD ITOT READ. 



Some time sgo '.vc were present vvhcn the Ccii- 
sns Marshal asked a boy of fourteen whether he 
could read and v/ritc, somewhat abashed, he re- 
plies " I dont know." The boy elicited our sym- 
pathies — he was neither blind, deaf nor dumb, yet 
the truth is, he could neither read nor write. IMy 
little readers v.-ill, no doubt, think, that he must 
be a very stupid boy, or have very careless parents, 
— a little of both, and not altogether either. Cir- 
cumstances were against him, but a boy fourteen 
years of age, considering his own interest and fu- 
ture good, ought to learn to read and write under 
tha most unfavorable circumstances, and parents 
violate a very groat duty when they neglect to ed- 
ucate their children. 

That boy is destitute of an inestimable blessing 
v.'hich he should be in possession of. Think of 
the boy who cannot read. Books to him are as 
.dumb playthings, or only to be admired for their 
outward beauty, while their richest treasure re- 
mains, hidden Vi'ithin. The world to him is just 
what he sees of it, or that little more which he 
may hear others talk about, while the boy who 
can read, in a few hours may travel over the 
world — read of its high and lofty mountains — of 
its great and deepseas — of its large rivers and its 
populous cities, and by ^\■riting Ave ma}' seat our- 
selves and converse with our brothers, sisters and 
friends, who reside hundreds and even thousands 
of miles away, while our little contributors, How- 
ard, Stephy, Miltic, Susie and little Ida, and 
others we can't remember now, think good thoughts 
and send them to the Pii.geim office, where they 
are "set" up letter by letter, until the whole 
thing is ag4:iin written in type, just as it was in 
copy, only ])ackwards, and by the aid of the press 
and ink it is again put on paper, and then sent 
broadcast over the country, that hundreds and 
thousands of little boys and girls may read them, 
and be encouraged and instructed by them. How 
much, my little readers, do you suppose you would 



talvc to dispose of the privilege which you now en- 
joy, if you would never have the opportunity of 
regaining it ? Witli money you miglxt purchase 
large farms and fine houses, but those things, are 
perishable, and may soon pass away, while a well 
stored mind grows and gives enjoyment in this 
life and prepares us for the world to come. Esau 
foolishly sold his birth-right for a mess of pottage, 
but more foolish than he would be the little boy 
or girl -who would refuse to take advantage of the 
privileges which are nov,' ofi'ered to all, to obtain 
an educatioaa, and thus be able to read and Avrito. 
We hope that our young readers will feel thank- 
ful, not like the righteous Pharisee, that you are 
better than other little boys and girls who are not 
as well informed as you are, but that your privi- 
leges have been greater and your circumstances 
more favorable — that your lot has been cast in a 
land of moral freedom — of schools, and Bibles — 
that you have access to the thoughts and experien- 
ces of otliers and a knovfledge of the world and 
what is done and being done in it, all by being 
a pie to read and write. Tlien my young readers, 
improve the present. — Youth is the time to lay in 
store for old age. Time past never returns and 
what is neglected to-day cannot well be done to- 
morrow. H. B. B, 

TWO KINDSOF RICHES. 



A little boy sat by his mother. He looked long- 
in the fire and was silent. Then, as the deep 
thought began to pass away, his eye grew bright, 
and he spoke: "Mother, I wish to be rich," 

"Why do you wish to be rich, my son?" 

And the child said, "Because every one prais-. 
es the rich. The stranger at our table yesterday 
asked who was the richest man in oUr village. 
At school there is a boy who does not love to learn . 
He takes no pains' to say lessons. Sometimes he 
says evil words. But the children do not blame 
him, for they say he is a wealthy boy." 

Tlie mother saw her child v/as in danger of be- 
lieving wealth might take the place of goodness or 
be an excuse for indolence, or cause them to be 
held in honor who led unworthy lives, so she ask- 
ed him, " What is it to be rich ?" 



THE P I L G E I M . 



189 



And iic raiswcrcd , "I clo not knov,-, yet tell me 
Iiov/ I may become ricli; thut allmaj' ask after me 
and praise me." 

TJiG mother replied' " To become rich is to get 
money. For tliis you must wait until you are a 
man." 

Tlicn the boy loolicd sorrowful and sad. 

" Is there not some other way of being rich that 
I may begin now?" 

Slic ansvvcrcd. "'The gain of money is not, the 
only nor the true wealtii. Fires may bum it, 
floods may drown it, moth and rust waste it, and 
the robber make it his prey, ilcn are Avearied 
with the toil of getting it, but tliey leave it behind 
at last. They die and carry nothing away. The 
soul of the rich prince goeth forth like that of the 
Avayside beggar without a garment. There is an- 
other kind of riches, which is not kept in the purse, 
but in the heart. Those who possess them are not 
always praised by men, but they have the praise of 
God." 

Then tlie boy said, "Jslay I begin to gather this 
kind of riches now, or must I wait till I groAv up 
to be a man?" 

" The mother laid her hand upon his head and 
said, "To-day, if ye will hear his voice; for he 
hath promised that those who seek early shall find."' 

And the child said, "Teacli me how I may be- 
come rich before God." 

Then she looked tenderly on him and said 
"Kneel doAvn every niglit and morning, and ask 
that in your heart you may love the dear Saviour, 
and strive all the days of your life to be good and 
to do good to all. .So, though you may be poor in 
this v/orld, you shall be rich in faith and an lieir 
to the kingdom of Heaven." 



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good a v.'ork. Let them see liovr pretty it looks, 
and v.'hat nice pieces arc in it about God, and his 
Son, sweet Jesus. Tell them liy giving fifty cents 
they can have one every Aveck until the end of the 
year, and sec if they don't tell you to put their 
name down for the pretty PiLGnm. We appoint 
every little boy and girl wlio may I'cad this, our 
special agent. Yv^ho comes, first? \\'c feel as- 
sured that we have some young readers that will 
try. Little people have accomplished some great 
things in this way. By sending us ten names, and 
even less, you will get a co^'j free. Commence at 
once, and if there is any that liave not the money 
just now, send on tlielr names and Ave Avill Avait 
for it — AA'C mean such as } on knoAV iiill pay. Try 
it boys, try it girls, and let us sec Avho can get 
the largest list for the Pii.geui. Enclose the 
money carefully, and it Avill be at our risk. 



Selected by'JU. E. Mamhcrd. 
THE WISE MES: 



As AA'e need something to fill out the 

Youth's Department avc feel like occuj^ying the 
space in a talk Avith our young readers. The Pil- 
GEiJi is read by many little boys and girls Avho 
have made themselves good by doing good things. 
NoAV the Pxr.GRiM family feels like asking a fa- 
vor from you, A\dll you do it? "VYe hear several 
little voices say,y' we will try," and that is all Ave 
Avill ask. Next Sunday take this Pilgkim along 
to meeting or Surjday-sclio'ol, and show it to other 



Lo, travelers enter BctUlehcin's gate, 
Arrived from some far distant land ; 

Tliey seem to l3e of higli estate, 

And liold ricli presents in their hands. 

They SAviftly pass from street to street, 

Nor need they fear to go astray. 
Nor need they ask the men they meet, 

To guide tliem in their uukuoA^'^ Avaj'. 

For see where shines a beauteous star. 

On it they fix their joyful e3'es, 
That heavenly guide luis led them far, 

And noAA' it brig'ntcns Bethlehem's skies. 

But lo, it stops — its course is done ; 
On Mary's roof it sheds a light ; 

Enter — there dAvells God's blessed son- 
Enter — enjoy the glorious sight. 

But A\iicre is he, the Lord of all, 

Who made the heavens, and earth, and seas, 
Behold liim there, an infant small, . 

Lying upon his mother's knees. 

Tlieir Lord full Avell the strangers know. 

And humlily worship at his feet ; 
.Joyful tlieir golden treasures sh0A\-, 

And burn their precious spices sweet. 

O, happy they Avho knelt that d.ay 

Before the loving infant's face, 
Ar.d Avho believed, though clad in clay, 

That lie Avas Lord of every place. 



100 



T II E PI L G E 1 M . 



Bno. Bra'riiEAUG'i : Ko:-Hcmbe:'i;ig tho.t our Lord 
requires lis to coiiiG togctLcr vrlic:i we liave diurclv 
iiii'airs to trausact, our coiigregatioii asseniblocl to 
cousult about such ruattcrs as relates to our inter-' 
uai state. There was only one clrcuaistaue^ of an 
unusual character tliat came before us, and that was 
a case of a<h5lter}'. The sister had formerly Lccn 
expelled for imjiropcr couduct, or as the brethren 
usually express it, "put back from tbocoaimuuion, 
the kiss and church council," which means iu sliort 
cxconimnuicatiou, (^whcrc vrc get thiit way of ex- 
pressing it I have never learned.) but her sin be- 
coming fully apparent v,-e tliouglit it best to exe- 
cute the fullest penalty of the Gospel on her, and 
therefore resolved unaaimpusly to withdrav.^, not 
only spiritually, but socially, from lier so far as not 
to eat with- her. 

At our District Meeting we took this subject in- 
to examination, and, as all the congregations liad 
lost sight of this iiuportant injunction of the Apos- 
tle, we feared, lest the Spirit vrould liave somowhat 
to say against us, and it pleased the meeting tore- 
turn to the practice of the Primitive Church, and, 
henceforth, offenders need not expect to scandalize 
the chui'cli bv their oross wickedness and fescaoo i udg- 
mcnt v.'ith impunity. If a backslider can become 
more wicked than one who never started on the 
pilgrimage, they should be made to realize its ef- 
fects, as that was evidently the design of the Apos- 
tle. 

This question is one of controversy among 
the bretliren, but it appears to be ^vritten iii such 
unequivocal and unambiguous language that it 
perplexes me to understand how a diversity of sen- 
timent could prevail amongst us. Look at it. 
Witli such and such offenders, their characters, arc 
each designated, "no, not to eat;" to cat Vi'hat? 
The communion, say some. Why A\e refuse the 
communion to all transgressors indiscriminately. 
If that -was the xlpostle's meaning, vrhat did he 
n»can by that play upon words, wherein he singles 
out certain, when he intended to include all. We 
can not justly accuse the inspired penman of un- 
faithfulness iu instructing us on so important a 
matter, and must be allowed to interpret it accord- 
ing to the rules of, both reason and revelation, and 
furtlier, would earnestly exhort all our beloved' 



elders to set in order the things that arc wanting, 
lest they be condemned as unfaithful by the Spirit. 
The cross is truly heavy, to the relatives espe- 
cially, but just compare it witlit'ne regulations an 
the samo subject in the Law of closes, and it will 
appear very light. The husband or ^vifo were 
comiTclled to cast the first stone at their dear com- 
panion to slay them. Here they merely withdraw 
froin them socially. Yet I am constrained to 
think that th.e spirit of the precept requires the iu- 
nocentpartner to obtain a divorce and separate whol- 
ly fi-om them. It appears to b e in harraonv with 
justice and reason and religion, and our own Iionor 
as members of Christ's body seems to demand it 
imperatively. "I know no one after the flesh" 
is the result of a state of sanctification that but few. 
can attain to, nevertheless it is written, and our pri- 
vate feelings ifimt subinit to tlio injunctions of the 
Gospel. In truth private feelings, and personal 
preferences, interfere in a very great degree with 
the administration of justice, both in church and 
State. Wc should endeavor to soar above our hu- 
man weakness, and sacriiico all things, ourselves 
included, to the glory of God and iionor and puri- 
ty of the chnrcli. 

Our prospects here are not flattering. There 
appears to be ihlling away, a lukevrarmness that is 
ver}- dangerous. The jnembers are criminally care- 
less about a&sembliug themselves together, and, 
though we seldom have occasion to separate them 
from our company, yet there is evidently a want of 
appreciation of the duties that shoulci actively en- 
eao'e lis as branches of the vine. It can be said of 
many of us that v/c are only passively the membei's 
of tlic body, which implies, tha,t the church does 
not owe its present existence to xis, and that the 
church will bo ])ov,-erIess to save our immortal 
souls. Lot our prayer ascend iu behalf of the babes 
and little ones that all may be saved, 

Blacksburg,Va. D. C. Moojia"w. 



GLEANINGS. 



Dear brethren I have ordy one subscriber for 
our little Pilgrui this time, but have prospects 
for more shortly. 

Our (the Slanor) church is'wcll pleased Vi-ith the 
Pll.GEiM, the only objection 'tis too small, but 
hope soon to see it enlarged. Wish you success 
in the noble enterprise vou liave undertaken, in 



T H E 



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191 



pliblisliing a church popor so biirilcbod with food 

for tlic so;;]. Katif. Eeichakd. 

Fairyloij, JIJ. 

We feci inucli 0()]igcd to sister Katie for the in- 
t(^rcsti?]io is taking in having the Pilgrim iiitroiluc- 
Ci], also ad:uirc her familiar tone ofs^iccch, vdicn 
Jilie says "our little PiLGrni."' This is just the 
way Ave Avould Iiave all of our rcadei'S feel. 

The PiLfini:>£ i.^ puljlished for all those ■svlio love 
rigliteousness and tb-C caiise of Jesns, and if every 
ouc could accept it as their o'.Tn, all vvouid feel 
equally coucenied in Isaving it a good paper. This 
is what vrc war:t. Tlien let us call it '■oiir Vn- 
Gii'iir," and all labor for its proniotiou and to all 
siiall be the benefit, and to God the honor. 



MISGELLMEQUS. 

MONEY LIST. 



3. A. -.loore, Tiraah K. Plank, Katie Richard, 
Eld. John :Murry, Annie S. Miller, J. J. Kecd, 
Levi Evans, Daniel Zook, D. il. Sa'yler.Si<lney 
Hodscen. 



THE oOtii VOLUME! 
iNEVr SERIES ! NET\' FOTDI ! ! 



THE riCTOIUAT, 



On Saturday, at 2 P. r-r., wc expect to rjcct, if 
the Lord permits, to iiavc a harvest mcstiiig, 
speak a little of the goodness of God, and give 
tlianlcs to lii.m for blessings received, as we 
sl'.ould do at all times. On last I^ord's day T was 
at meeting on the Perry side of our district, one 
■\\-as added to the fold, a man of tlircc score years 
and ten, Avho formerly was a nietliod.L^t. On Sab- 
bath next vre expect to receive a few on the Cum- 
berland side. Eld. JIo.ses Miller. 

Mcchanicksburr/, Fa. 

Wc here inform bro. jliller that v.'e have receiv- 
ed pay for PiLGra."M to be sciit to George Yv'agner, 
Duncannon, Pa. from Annie S. JMiller. Is there 
another person of the same name at that place, or 
is it a misunderstanding? If so send us the ad- 
dress of some o'.ic else that vrislies the Pilgrim. 



Bro. Editors: — As I have been a reader of 
your valuable paper ever since its publication, and 
as I think it is biu'dencd with very wholesome food 
for the pilgrim on his way to Zion, I enclose ^1,00 
for which I hope you will send the Pilgrim to end 
of volume to tv>"0 poor families which I think may 
be benefited by reading it. This is my object in 
sending. Sister E. LiGirrExvrALTEU. 

Chippewa, Ohio. 

"Wc would like to hear from several hundred 
more such sisters. The "Widow's Mite was a small 
ihing in the eyes of the Jcvis and Pharisees, but 
iii the estimation of Je^us itM-as worthy of being 
spoken of wiierevei' tiic Gospel would he preached. 



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eastward : 

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Mail 4:30 p. m. 

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WESTWARD. 

Cincinnati Express . . . ' 6:26 a. m. 

Way Passenger " . . ■. . 13:33 a. m. 

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VOL. I. 



JAMES CEEEK, AUGUST 8, 1870. 



NO. 24. 



ESSAY DEPARTMENT. 




TVe sink in holy raptures, 

While viewing things sbove. 


Selected hy II. M. 


Shci-fy. 


"vVliy, glory to twy Bayinnr. 


THE PILQBnrS SALUTATION. 

00 




My soul is full of Ir.yp. 
Frwihnn, Tenn. 


Good morning, brother pilgrim, 

What, bound for Canaan's coast 1 

Marcli you toward Jerusalem 
To join the heavenlj' host ? 








For the Pilrjriin. 

ESSAY ON THE LORD'S PRAYEE. 


Pray, wherefore are you smiling, 


BY P. I>. SAYLER. 



While tears run down your face ? 
We soon shall cease from toiling, 
And reach that heavenly place. 

To Canaan's coast we'll hasten 

To join the heavenly throng. 
Hark ! from the banks of Jordan, 

How sweet the pilgrims song ; 
Their Jesus they are viewhig. 

By faith we see him too ; 
We smile, and weep, and praise him. 

And on our way pursue. 

Though sinners do despise us, - 

And treat us with disdain, 
Our former comrads slight us, 

Esteem us low and mean. 
No earthly joy shall charm us, 

While marching on our way ; 
Our Jesus will defen,d us 

In the distressing day. 

The frowns of old companions, 

We're willing to sustain, 
And in divine compassion. 

To pray for them again ; 
For Christ our loving Saviour, 

Our comforter and friend. 
Will bless us with his favor. 

And guide us to tlic end. 

With streams of consolation, 

We are filled as with new wine ; 

Wc die to transcicnt pleasures. 
And live to (hint's divine- 



Number 8. 



'•' DELIVER us FRO^t EVIL." 

Tliia is the will of Gotl, our Father who is in 
heaven^ even our sanctification, and to attain unto 
it wc must be delivered from evil. Satan is called 
the wicked one ; he is the autiior of all evil, and 
the father of all lies ; and from his works God's 
people must be delivered. By our Father Mho is 
in beaven wo are taught to pray, to deliver us; 
but as in all other cases, dear brethren and sisters. 
we must do our part. We must become co-work- 
ers witli Goi in the work of our deliverance. Evil 
is found associated with everything. Paul said, 
" wlien he would do good, evil was present with 
him." So the Saviour says of the one upon whom 
the seed of the' word was sown, as a highway hear- 
er, the evil one (the devil) would take it away. 
From this evil our Father in heaven deliver us. 
To hear the word and loose its benefits because of 
trials and persecutions, is an evil let us pray our 
Father in heaven to deliver us from. And to let 
the cares of this world, and the deccitfulncss of 
riches enter in and choke out and smotiicr up the 
eflTects of the woi'd, is ■■yi evil we pray the Lord to 
deliver us. 

.\n unbridled tongn(> is a world of evil, and 



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THE PILGRIM. 



when set on fire of hell is not afraid to speak evil 
■>f dignities, nor of his neighbors. The tongue of 
the backbiter and slanderer is an evil capable of 
doing more mischief, ardbringingmorediscord in 
families, churches and communities than any other 
one evil. From an evil tongue, our Father deliver 
us. 

There is an evil in ever}' occupation, profession 
and business. If our Father in heaven delivers 
us from the evil, the good wo m>iy use and enjoy. 
Pride is a deceitful e\'il ; it may be found every- 
%vhere.. The preacher may be proud of his knowl- 
c<lge, his superior talent, his eloquence, and even 
of his zeal ; proud of his popularity, and of the 
kind reception of the people, whom he may be vain 
■ enough to berreve look upon him as an angel. O, 
that our Father who is in lieaven would deliver 
the ministry from this great eviL 

Tliere is an evil in the membership in the king- 
dom, when tiiey speak too highly of the mei'its 
and abilities of one of the ministry, and too dis- 
paragingly of the other. The evil lifts the one in 
pride, and sinks the other in despondency, and so 
destroys both, and the church suffers loss, shame 
and repi'oach. Fj-om this evil our Father who 
art in heaven deliver us all. 

There is evil in too fi^ne and costly edifices to 
worship God in. The evil is that men may be 
attracted into membership by the fine house, and 
well arranged comforts, and not f:>r the love of 
Jesus and him crucified. And tiicre is evil in too 
fine clothing, and close conformity to the ^A'.orld.. 
The great evil in this is, a positive violation of 
the word of the king in whose kingdom we serve, 
Avho.sa^s, " be ye not conformed to this world," 
but that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy 
hands without wrath and doubting^ and that wo- 
men adorn themselves in modest apparel, wLtli 
shamefacedness and sobriety, not with braided hair, 
or gold, or pearls, or costly array, but (which be- 
cometh women professing godliness) with good 
works." A departure from this isagrevious evil, 
and has a tendency to drive the poor (who should 
have the gospel preached to them) away fi'om 
your society, and so can do them no spiritual 
good. Our Father, from this evil deliver us. 



There are family evils as well as church evils 
consisting not only in evil speaking, str ife and un- 
necessary contentions, in broils and disputings 
among the members of the same family, but in the 
wantof a proper discipline, and family government. 
Children are not brought up in the nurture and 
admonition of the Lord, but let run wild as nature 
makes them, smoking and chewing tobacco, drink- 
ing whisky, cursing, swearing and carousing on 
the Lord's da)^, and so are brought up for hell, 
and not for heaven. Our Father in heaven de- 
liver us from this horrid evil. And to forsake 
the assembling of ourselves together for the wor- 
ship of God, is an evil which ends in spiritual 
poverty and death. While a prayerless family is 
an evil God cannot abide. O, Lord, help up pray 
"deliver us from evil." 

Unfair dealing in buying and selling, doing to 
others that which we would not that they should 
do to us, is an evil that with covetousness, should 
never so much as have a name among" us who 
profess to be the children of God by faith in our 
Loi-d Jesus Christ. While spitting the floor of 
the temple of worship so full of tobacco juice that 
the worshipper cannot kneel in prayer, is an evil 
so degrading as to become heathens more than the 
subjects in the kingdom of God, which is not of 
this world, from which our Father in heaven de- 
liver us. 

And lastly, the apostle says, " the love of mon- 
ey is the root of all evil." Perhaps finite minds 
as ours are, may be slow to comprehend this truth. 
How the love of money should bo a root out of 
which all the evil referred to> and with many 
others which could be named, sliquld originate, 
may not be understood by us. But so it is writ- 
ten, and so it is the truth. If we, however, re- 
member that all evil has its origin, and when once 
developed, it has no bounds. It is like unto the 
Canadian thistle, when once introduced it is said 
it cannot be destroyed. So with the root of all 
evil ; it is so demoralizing it knows no shame. 

From all these, and with every other evil, we 
are here taught by our Lord Jesus Christ to pray, 
" our Father in heaven, deliver us." But, dear 
brethren and sisters, let us ever remember that 



THE PILGRIM, 



193 



V;hilo wo pray to ouv Father in heaven to do any- 
thing for us, we must do our part. So in this. 
When we pray to be delivered from the evil of 
pride, we must not be proud. • 'When we pray to 
be delivered from the evil of the neglect of fami- 
ly duty, M'c must not neglect our family duty. 
When we pray to be delivered from the evil of 
neglecting the assembling of ourselves together for 
worship, ■we must not neglect it. And vvhen we 
pray to be delivered from all other evils, M'e must 
endeavor not to do them, and. the Lord will de- 
liver us from all evil. 



♦ ■» 



For the Pilgrim. 
THE CHraSTIAN PILGRIMAGE. 



BY LEONARD FURRY. 



Number 2. 



Having now obtained the Spirit of adoption by 
which we cry, jibha Father, "the Spirit itself 
beareth witness to our Spirit that we are the chil- 
dren of God : and if children heirs ; heirs of God, 
and joint heirs with Christ." Notwithstanding 
we arc strangers to the world. For this is not our 
home, not our iinal rest, nor our permanent resi- 
dence, butour citizenship is in Heaven from whence 
also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, 
who, after our jnlgrimage is ended, "shall change 
our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto 
his glorious body," according to the 
whereby he is able even to subdue all 
himself. 



" Dearly beloved" says Pet( 



working- 
things unto 
, " I beseech 



you, as strangers and pilgrims, abstain fleshly lusts 
which war against the soul, having your corversa- 
tion honest among the Gentiles, that, whereas they 
speak against you as evil doers, they may, by your 
goo<I works, which they shall behold, glorify God 
in the day of visitation." The object of self-deni- 
al in sensual pleasures for the gratification of the 
carnal mind of the christian pilgrim, is not alone 
for his own benefit, but also for the benefit of tJie 
Unconverted; for when they behold their godly life, 
a life devoted to their profession, by abiiorring sin 
with all its concomitant evils, and avoiding to give 
offense to any one, rather to the disadvantage of 
themselves, in order to win souls to Christ. Such 
a conduct cannot but be admired by unbeliev- 
ers, and must ultimately result in good, if not 
to tiie conversion of tlieir own souls; consequently 
they glorify God in behalf of your pilgrimage. 
Behold the difficulty to be encountered by the 
Mussulman in his pilgrimage; he is obliged to 
go annually to Mecca, the object of his worship. 



through a barren desert, thongh a spurious religion 
yet with persevering effort lie presses forward 
through danger and trials in order to realize his 
object. And shall the jiilgrim of the cross of 
Christ shrink back from duty, when a little self- 
denial is required, or fiery trials are to be encoun- 
tered? God forbid, his journey is not a vain spec- 
ulative or fantastic one, but an effectual one full of 
realit}', not for a spurious religion, but for one that 
will end in the salvation of the soul, the immor- 
tality of the body to life everlasting, to the enjoy- 
ment of God in the highest heaven, where the pil- 
grims of the christian cross bearers all shall meet 
together to enjoy the fruition of their hope in the 
harvest home of never ending bliss and happiness. 
Hence let us sing, O, let us sing cheerfully of the 
statutes of the Lord and meditate in his law day 
and night in the house of our pilgrimage, for in 
them thy servants delighteth, and in keeping them 
there is great reward, for glorious is the habita- 
tion God has provided for the christian pilgrims 
that continue faithful to the end. 

" O how sweet are thy words unto my taste, yea 
sweeter than honey to my mouth, through thj' pre- 
cepts, O Lord, I get understanding; therefore I hate 
every false icay, I M'ill remember thy name, O Lord, 
in the night, and will keep thy law, the law of thy 
mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold 
and silver, thy word is a lamj) unto mj^ feet, and a 
light to my path, the law of the Lord is perfect, it 
converteth the soul." This is thepangnage of him, 
who is the author of the heading of this article, 
and will be the language of every pilgrim who sets 
out on a pilgrimage towards the Holy Land. 

We, in a twofold manner, are indebted to whol- 
ly consecrate ourselves to God in our devotions. 
1st. Because he loves liis creatures with a love tru- 
ly divine, yes, he loves them Vidth an everlasting 
love in drawing them, through his kindness and 
his goodness in the preservation of life, in the 
blessings he bestows upon them by doing good, in 
sending rain and fruitful seasons, fillincr their hearts 
vf ith meat and gladness for the purpose of leading 
them to repentance. 2nd. He sent his Son, his 
only begotten Son, to redeem them from their ruin- 
ed condition, caused by transgression. He became 
surety for them in his sufferings of death, the pen- 
alty due for sin'; yea finished transgression, made 
an end of sin, made reconciliation for iniquity, and 
brouo-lit an everlasting righteousfiess to all the hu- 
man family for sins transmitted by inheritance; 
"for God M^as in Christ, reconciling the world un- 
to himself, not imputing their trespasses unto 
them, and hath committed unto us, the ministry 
of reconciliation. "Christ, by the grace of God 
tasted dcatii for every man." Hence free salva- 
tion is offered to all, njion condition of obedience 
to his demands in the Gospel, called the ministry 



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THE PILGEIM. 



of reconcili'atioii committed to his embassadors, 
licnce tlic}' iu Cln'ist's stead beseech' you to be rec- 
onciled to God, for "Cin-ist is the author of eter- 
nal salvation io them that.ubeij him." but a terror 
to them that disobey him, " for he will appear in 
flaming fire taking vengeance oii all them that 
know not God, and obey not the Gospel of our 
Lord Jesus Christ." Heiiee our indebtedness to 
love God and keep his comnjandments. 

Be this the pilgrims song. 

To keep thy statutes, Loi-d, 
Do Vv'hat is right, abstain fron\ wrong, 

Great will be thy I'eward. 

More anou. Leonard Fuery. 

New Enterprise, Fa. 



For the Pilgrim. 
"I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT." 



Who can doubt but that was the happiest mo- 
ment of St. Paul's life wlien he made that short 
comj^rehcnsive review of his career of which onr 
heading forms a part? Little did he care for the 
fetters' of the Ctesar'^s, the .cold, damp dungeons of 
Rome, when he could truthfully write to his son 
Tiraotlw tliat he had fought ix good fight. Infi- 
nitely hapi)ierthan the wicked Nero in his gorgeous 
palace, suri'ouuded with all the ])araphenalia of a 
basotted, lustful debauelioe, ho could look with 
complaisance, even with delight on the prei>ara- 
tions fast consummating for his exebution. WJieth- 
er he included that dark period of his life when he 
consented to vote for the death of the good Stephen 
or not, we are not prepared to say with assurance. 
Would rather think not. But from the time of his 
consecration to God through Chi-ist, his conseience 
approved of his works, and he, knowing, in whom 
he trusted, could confidently aver that "he had 
fought a good fight." This fight was not with car- 
nal weapons, suclr as the spear, the shield and the 
sword, but v/itli the weapons of the Spirit, agaiiist 
principalities and pov/ors of the spirit world, the 
kingdoms of the adversary, \7hcn he entered the 
.list as a warrior for "Jesus of K"azaa-eth," he de- 
clared eternal war against Satan -wherever he 
should meet him, whether in his own flesh whicli 
strove agitinst his Spirit, or in tlie Pantheon 
st Home, wlietiicr in his beloved bro. Peter in the 
dissimulation at Antioch, or on Mars hill at Athens, 
calling on the superstitious Greeks to worship the 
. only true and living, the. invisible, "the unknown 
God" ever intrepid and courageous he fought in 
the deserts of Arabia, and in the Sanhedrim at Je- 
rusalem, in the pi'ison house at Philippi, and in 
tlic household of Gjosar. ^Vo have no instance 
that he ever turned his back to tlie foe. On his 
way to meet his avowed enemy at Jerusalem liis 
brethren besought him ^vitii tears and lamenta- 



tions to absent himself from tlie post of duty, but 
he unequivocal h' declared his purpose to go at the 
hazard of his life. When duty called he "counted 
jiot his life dear unto him." 

But his hour was now come and all the events 
of his life passed in review before him, and so ful- 
ly had he made proof of his ministry, so thorough- 
ly liad he done the work of an Apostle, so affect- 
ually had shaken the mighty fiibrics of Paganism, 
and so successfully had accomplislicd his cherished 
object of planting the holy cross on the thrones of 
the gods of this M'orld, that he could ti'iumphant- 
ly say, " I have fought a good fight." 

While it is very satisfactory to us to see St. 
Paul's sun set in glory, to see so befitting a term- 
ination to an illustrious and eventful career, the 
principal point for us to consider is, can ire 
make so triumphant a rehearsal of our own life? 
Is the fight v>'c are engaged in a good one? Have 
we avovv'ed eternal v.'ar against sin in its every 
phase? Do we crucify the membeas of the flesh, 
or do we live after the flesh to fulfill the lusts 
thereof? Do we devote all the time amd means 
possible at om- disposal, for th.e advancement of the 
cause we profess to cherish? Kow is a very suit- 
able time to make the examination. Better nov/ 
than to postpone"to "the time of our departure," 
when we have no time to live over our days and 
amend that which is amiss. 

Brethren warriors, to j-our tents. Let the cry 
resound throughout the land, /o arms; TO ARiis! 
Put on the wliole armor of God. And being arm- 
ed cap-a-pie, hoist the black flag, and fight to the 
death. Tiie serried hosts of darkness are marshal- 
ed by millions against "the little flock" of Jesus, 
but our captain never knew defeat. Look to him, 
at the crown of gloiy " laid up for you, and onward 
men of heaven. You commenced the war in your 
ov.-n heart, in _yoar own flesh, now -wage unremit- 
ting fight. It is a good one and you will assured- 
ly overcome. " Carry the war into Africa," or in 
other words protest against sin wherever you meet 
it. Does your neighbor use vulgar, profane or ob- 
scene language, rebuke him. Does he drink to 
iutoxicatiou, reprove him. Does' he solace him- 
self with his morality, admonish him. Do the 
members live loosely and carelessly, exhort them. 
"Reprove, rebuke, exhort and admonish with all 
longsuti'ering and doctrine." These are not unlike 
the times ^vhea the love of many shall wax cold 
because iniquity shall abound. Let us pi-ess on- 
ward then in "the good fight''' of faith and lay 
hold of eternal life. • - D. C. Mooma-w. 



xis I'.JRDS sing ofteneron lowly roofs than palace 
domes, and roses love best to climb o'er lowly win- 
dow sills and cottage eaves, so to the poor God's 
; blessing come freighted with dearest' wealth. 



T H E I' I T. G E I Tvl 



M' 



BIIOTHERLY U]^^IOX. 



{Condn tied from last ircck.) 

To promote unify of tlioiight and jutjirmcnt it 
is necessary that we make the word of God our 
standard. By tSkiug heed to, and a strict com- 
pliance with the same, we arc led into the way es- 
.tablishcd by Jesus, the author of peace and union. 
God's word will ]iot cause discord amongst ils. 
It is true we may differ in opinion in respect to 
the interpretation of certain portions of scripture, 
yet when it comes to the fundamental principles 
of Christianity, there is no reason ■why we sliould 
differ. The apostle Paul in writing to his Cor- 
inthian brethren sjwaks quite definitely iu respect 
to thi« matter. " I beseech you, brotliven, in the 
name of the Lord Jesus Christ tliat you all speak 
the same thing, and that there be no divisions 
among j-ou, but that ye be perfectly joined to- 
gether in the same mind and the same Judgment." 
This is what the scriptures teach in reference to 
unity, of sentiment and judgment. Why then 
this jangliug and conceutiou iu reference to v/hat 
may be our duty. If we ^v•ould do as tlic raotlier 
of Jesus told the servant, " whatsoever he saith un- 
to you, do it," there would be less contention — 
tJic title "brethren" could be applied not only 
from our relation to God as creator, but from 
adoption. 

Unity may bo projuoted by banishing from our 
hearts envy. By referring to the history of Ja- 
cob's family vvc^ will discover the effects of envy 
among the meml)ers of a particular family, and 
tiiroughout the different epistles, we are frequently 
warned against envy among tlie adopted children 
of God. The apostle James in warning against 
divers tcnaptations, reminds those whom he ad- 
dressed of ^vhat the scriptures saith in regard to 
envy, "do ye think the scriptures saith in vain 
the spirit that dwelloth in us lusteth to envy?" 
From tiiis we learn that there dwelletli within us 
a spirit which excites an il-legal desire, and we are 
pained or grieved at the success or prosperity of 
our neighbors an d our friends. Many are the ex- 
amples of a feeling of this kind and since it is the 
spirit of Anti-Christ, the spirit tliat cluxraeterizcs 
unholy and ungodly men, and as it causes ill-feel- 
ings and disc(U'd, it should be scrupulously avoid- 
ed by the cliildrcn of God. 

Unity may be promoted by a willingness to for- 
give injuries. If men injure \is we slujuld pra}' 
for them. Thev mav nut liave done it iuti'ution- 



, ally, and if they did, it was but the result of a 
corrupt and depraved nature, for no man having 

1 the mind of Christ will intentionally injure an- 
other. How often do ^^ e see men, and even the 
professed follo^vers of Jesus, M'hen receiving an in- 
jury return the same again, end often stoop 
so loxo as to come into a jiersonal combat. This 
is the reverse of the law of Christ. If men tres- 
pass agai)ist us, we are to forgive them. SIucli 
might be effected by adhering to this divine pre- 
cept. Wicked men have been turned from the evil 
tenor of their way and become most valuable 
friends by forgiving tlieir trespasses, while on the 
other liaud malice and revenge have kept up per- 
petual strife and contention. Therefore follow 
peace M-itii all men, forgive their trespasses and 
the result is unity. 

Unity may be promoted by bearing with the 
weaknesses and infirmities of our brethren. Dear 
readers, let us seriously reflect upon the necessity 
of union amorig tlie eliildi'cn of God. It is through 
the instrun^entality of the church that the cause 
of Christ is promoted, and as long as Ave are di- 
vided our enemy prevails, tlie cause of Christ suf- 
fers, and we are rendered unfit for heaven. We 
cannot expect to be united there, Avhen we are di- 
vided here. This is a thought that should cause 
us to reflect seriously when we are at variance with 
our brethren and sisters. If Ave have the Spirit 
of Giu'ist, all is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gen- 
tleness, goodness, for this is the fruits of the Spirit. 
ISToAY, brethren, if avc haA'e the Spirit, Ave should 
take the admonition of Paul, let us walk in the 
Spirit. Let every act, every deed, that we perform 
bear the impress of loA'e, endeavoring to bear Avitli 
one another, for there is none of us but Avhat ha\'e 
iailures. It is true there are some Avho arc strong- 
er and are more competent to Avithstand the devices 
of tiie enemy. "Such are to bear Avith the infirmi- 
ties of the Aveak. If their conduct, their general 
deportment, is not iu harmony Avith our aucm's of 
v.'hat is right, avc arc not to AvitlidraAV ourseh'cs 
from them, as if they were devoid of good inten- 
tions. The Spirit may be Avilling, but the flesh is 
Aveak. This, like Paul, Ave must all acknoAvledge. 
We, jierhaps, feel Avilling to perform our duty, A'ct 
tkrough t])e Aveakness of the flesh, say and do 
things that docs not manifest the fruits of the Spir- 
it; and notwithstanding, Ave may be aware of this 
fact, Ave do not wish others to put tlic Avorst con- 
struction on onr frailties. Then let our conduct 
.to\vards our brethren and sisters be regulated by 
that degree of forbearance Avhich we Avould desire 
them to exercise toAvards us, and by tliis means avc 
Avili secure their love, and unity Aviil abound more 
and more. May God enable us to become more 
united, that avc may go Ibrth valiantly flighting 



tlie battles of tlie Lord. 



J. B. B. 



196 



THE P I L G K I il , 



DON'T BE ASHAMED TO BE A CHRS- 
TIAX. 



Dear Clara: — How sweet aticl consoling; is 
the prattling of the little oue, AA^lien the father 
comes liome from a tedious journey, or from the la- 
bor of the day, or when his mind has been burden- 
ed with the cares of life. Even so was the effusion 
of your young heart in your kind letter to me in 
Avliich you spoke of the great enioyraent we had 
while togetlier in }"our home and on the journev 
to Annual Meeting, and Arhile tliere, as well as 
on our return lioraeward, es])ecially, in our relig- 
ious exei'cises while in the cars. Yes dear Clara, 
I am glad to know that not only you and I, 
but raan^' hundred, and may I not say many thou- 
sand of oar dear brethren and sisters, both young 
and old, Avere stirred up in their inner souls, 
with you and me to live more devotedly, more 
holy and more pure than ever "\ve did before. 
And though it may have appeared to some of our 
brethren in the cars as " casting pearls before 
swine," nevertheless the testimony borne from tlie 
outside, confirms us tliat it may be as bread cast 
upon the waters which after many days may re- 
turn again with increase. 

Long ago have I been convinced of the pro- 
priety of being a cliristian at all times, and under 
all circumstauccs, but when you referred to what we 
enjoyed lately, I was roused up to do as I now 
do, and write a little on the subject, and espe- 
cially to encourage you and all young sisters and 
brethren to never be asliamed to be known as a 
christian. I do acknowledge that I often felt tim- 
id, and ej^pecialh' at the time referred to, to lead off j 
for fear it might not be approved of, yet it was i 
but a duty, and it belongs to us to perform ; and j 
how often do brethren and sisters too, miss doing 
some good by feeling too delicate to introduce I 
singing, or religious conversation in company i 
where they might do good thereby, ^^'hat a j 
beautiful lesson is to be learned fi-om an account | 
given of a young man that went to a school from j 
home Avho had been taught to read a portion of 
the word of God before going to bed, but being I 
in company in a boarding house with other young | 
men, he felt 



ter it would be for us, especially dees ifc grate 
the pious ear to hear jolity and mirth in, and 
around the Louse of the Lord. ZSeither are the 
people of the world ashamed of their customs, 
styles, lashions, and manSers, and why should \nc 
be of ours ? 

Now dear Clara, and all who read this, I 
would liave you bear in mind ttiat you belong 
to Christ and his Kingdom and no longer to the 
kingdom of this world. Therefore acquit your- 
selves as valiant soldiers of the cross, and you 
shall wear a crown of glory. Amen. 

Blooraingdale, Mich. F. P. Lceiir, 



Selected by Moses Millei'. 
XOTHIXG BUT A TESTAMENT. 



ashamed to read until another was I 
added who was more determined, and got his i 
Bible out to read when all went and got then.' 
Bibles and so enjoyed themselves mutually in 
tliat which cannot be otherwise than a blessing. 
How inconsistent it is for brethren and sistei-s | 
to be ashamed of conversing on scripture or re- 
ligion in the presence of worldly people, when ! 
they with great freedom, speak at all times and \ 
in all places about the things which they love j 
best, and I do think the less ?/'c speak about the • 
things of this world Avhen in company the bet-: 



Not long since, a certain student in a AVe.?tern 
College was led to give his heart to Christ, but 
was in doubt as to the jiroper mode in which bap- 
tism should be administered. So he went to a fel- 
low-student — a Baptist, and novr one of the most 
faithful preachers in Minnesota — and asked for a 
work on baptism. Ji. book in marbled paper bind- 
ing was placed in his hand, and he left the room 
witliout opening it. 

Ere long the inquirer returned in great haste, 
and holding the volume open at the title-page, he 
exclaimed, in a low tone of surprise: 

"You made a mistake in giving me this book.'' 
"I think not. I gave you the volume I in- 
tended to,'' the Baptist replied, deliberately. 
"But I asked you for a work upon baptism." 
" And I gave you one." 

"Why, it's nothing but a Testanient!" continu-" 
ed the inquirer, with unfeigned surprise. 

"Nothing but a Testament!" repeated the Bible. 
Christian, in a tone of the keenest rebuke, " why, 
that is the only authentic ■^^"ork on baptism to be 
found." 

"But haven't you any other work, any modern 
treatise on the sul^ject?" persisted the student, 

'"Yes a dozen; but you don't know enough 
about the Bible to read them. yet. Now I want, 
you to read this book — I don't care how long it 
takes you — and answer me four questions in it. 
Then if you are not satisfied on the subject of bap^ 
tism, I will let you have some other book. The 
questions are these : 

"1. Who are to be baptized? 
"2. AVhen are they to be baptized? 
" 3. Who is to administer the ordinance ? 
"4. How is it to be administered? 
In three weeks tlie inquirer again presented him- 
self before his fellow-student, declaring that he 
was satisfied on the subject of baptism . The above 
questions were repeated, and he ansAvered them as 
follows : 



THE PILGEIM. 



in? 



"1. Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

"2. As soon as they believe. 

"3. Theordaiued minLscers of God. 

"4. I find tv,-o passages to answer this question. 
Ill Romans 6: 4, and Colossiaus 2: 12, I read 
they arc buried with Christ in liaptisin." 

"And you think that means immersion?" 

"Yes; and now I a.n going to ask Di'. C. to 
baptize me next Sunday." — Young Heapev. 

WUTgS"DEPARTMENT. 

"Feed mt Lambs." — Jomc xxi : 15. 

For tlie Pilgrim. 
SPENDIXG THE EVENING. 



I running in the way of the vain and the proud, 
I whose end eventually will be misery and a ban- 
' ishment from all that is good and lovelv. Mav 
\ we all strive to do good, that we may get tlie 
ood reward in tliis life, and the one to come. 

AV. H. Fr.ORY. 
Faydtcv'dle, ^Y. Ya. 

EDITOR'S DEPARTMENT. 



There is no other way that we can spend our 
evenings so profitably and pleasantly as by read- 
ing some of the good tidings which our dear little 
PiLGEm bi-ings us. 

Nothing makes me so happy as the tidings of 
the young turning from their evil ways, and the 
road that always ends in destruction, and seek- 
ng the way that leads to peace and eternal hap- 
piness — a way, which if we pray daily and fir- 
vently for grace, will not be liard to travel, when 
we have once entered it. The cross may seem 
heavy at first, but forgetting those things which 
ai'c behind, we must look forv\'ard to the things 
that are in the future. Then dear young friends, 
do not foolishly lavish all your precious time 
away, but improve it in preparing for death, yes, 
I pray you, " when ye hear his voice harden not 
your hearts," but accept his glorious jiromises so 
that wlien death comes, ^ve may fondly hope to 
meet on the sunny banks of the river of life, in 
the midst of the Paradise of God. 

Ye sons of pride tliat hate the just. 
And trample on the floor : 

When death hath brought you down to dust 
Your pomp shall rise no more. 

SrSIE COFFIIAX. 



-For the last several weeks we have been 



For tlie Pilgrim. 
LIVE TO DO GOOD. 



What a good motto is the above for all who 
read the Pilgrim, especially for us M'ho arc yet 
young. How shall the young prepare themselves 
to be useful ? By storing the mind with good 
thoughts — reading good papers and books — •keep- 
ing company only with moral and religions peo- 
ple, and by taking a st;ind against every thing 
that has the appearanc of evil — avoiding as mucli 
as possible the society of the wicked, and com- 
mencing to live, and do good while voung.— 
Shun the forming of bad habits, sucii as using 
tobacco and liquor — swearing, lying, cheating, and 



laboring part of the time, in the harvest field, 
but that is now over and we congratulate ourselves 
in having laid away -a sufficiency of the staples of 
life until another harvest comes around, if any 
more harvest there be. We now intend to devote 
our time and energy to the PiLGRiJi. Whatever 
can be accomplished through our instrumentality 
in improving it, shall not be left undone. Wo 
will be prepared to comply with any demand that 
may be made upon us. Our office facilities arc 
weekly becoming more efficient and we are becom- 
ing more practical, so that by the end of the year, 
we will be prepared for any emergency. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



DIED. 

McDANIEL — In the Snake Spring vaUey branch Bedford 
CO., Pa., July 31st, ISTO, Bro. JosErn McDaxiel, aged 
C3 year.?, 5 months and 11 days. The funeral occasion 
was improved by Jacob Steel, il. Clapper, and the 
writer, to a xQvy largo and respectable audience, from 1 
Thes. 4 : 13. 

The subject of this notice had been a member of the Bible 
Christians for many years, and a strong advocate of that 
faith. About IS months ago ho became a member of the 
Brethren, and ■ne have every reason to believe that his in- 
tentions were pure, and his desires were to serve the Lord 
in the way of truth and holiness. Four weeks before he 
died he fell from a cherry tree, recei\'ing a wound which 
proved to be the cause of his death. He leaves a sorrow- 
ing widow, a sister and seven children to mourn their loss, 
but not as others that have no hope. During his sickness 
he expressed a willingness to leave thi& world, and ex- 
horted his family and neighbors to give themselves up to 
the Lord and make rcad_v for death. 

Hkkry H-VKSHBERGER.. 

GARVER— In the Manor Church, Wa.shington co., Md., 
on the 2.5th of April last, Sister Elizabeth Gar\-ek, 
wife of bro. Joseph Garvcr, in the oTth year of her age. 
On the 26th her remains were followed to their resting 
place, at Manor meeting-house graveyard, by a large con- 
cour.=<e of relatives and friends. Funeral services by the 
Brethren from Matt. .5 : 8. She leaves an afft.'ctionate hus- 
band and four children to mourn their loss. Sister Garvcr 



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'oocaiiif a mcm'jor ui'thu cb.urc'.i uiithe Isl iiAy ol' Janvimy, 
I808, when she, with her c-.uupaiiioii, (laui;-h t',?r, and oth- 
ers, fourteen in all, followed tlicr Saviour into the ilo-.ving 
stream. She was a pious and exemplary sister. Her life 
Avas one wM'tliy of imitation. J. Reicuabd. 

EJIMENS— Near Bowagiac, Cass Co, Mich., July 
ITtli, 1870, si.'<ter Mary, wife of Felcn Emmens, and 
daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Ilartsell, aged 4.7 
years and G months. Funeral discourse by tlio writer 
from John 11 : 3;j-2(j. 

WILSON — In the same district, a short time previous to 
the above, brother A. C. AVilson, aged 37 years. Fu 
neral discoui'sc by the writer' 

Joel BAUJJiiAnT. 

THE PJLGEIM. 



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Christian, and having for its jiurpose Essextiai> 
Bible Truths. It M-ill advocate, in the spirit of 
love and liberty, the principles of true Christianity 
and shall labor for the pi-omotion of peace and 
unity among us as brethren ; the encoiiragcmeut 
of the pilgrim on his way to Zion ; the conversion 
of sinners, and the instruction of our children — 
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ESSAY DEPAETMENT. 



Selected iy Lizzie F. Miller. 

TEE GATEERINO HOME. 

They are gathering homeward from every land, 

One by one, 
Aa their weary feet touch tlie shining strand. 

One by one. 
Their brows are enclosed in a golden crown, 
Their travel-stained garments are all laid down, 
And clethed in white garments they rest on the mead 
Where the Lamb dotli love his chosen to lead. 

One by one. 

Before they rest they pass through the shlfe, 

One by one, 
Tlirough the waters of death they enter life, 

One by one. 
To some are the floods of the river still. 
As they ford on their way to the heaven hill ; 
To others the waves run fiercely and wild, 
Yet they reach the home of the undefiled. 

One by one. 

We, too, shall come to the river side. 

One by one. 
We are nearer its waters each eventide. 

One by one. 
We can hear the noise and dash of the stream, 
Now, and again, through our lifes deei) dream ; 
Sometimes the floods all the banks overflow, 
Sometimes in ripples and small waves go. 

One by one. 

Jesus, Redeemer, we look unto Thee, 

One by one. 
We lift up our voices trembUngly, 

One by one. 
The waves of the river are dark and cold, 
We know not the place where our feet may hold. 
Thou who didst pass through in deep midnight, 
Strengthen us, send us the staff and the light. 

One by one. 

Plant Thou thy feet beside as we tread^ 

One by one. 
On then lei us lean each drooping head. 

One by one. 



Let but Thy strong arm around us bo twined, 
We shall cast our fears and cares to the wind, 
Saviour, Redeemer, with thee full in ^"iew, 
Smilingly, gladsomely, shall we pass through, 
One by one. 
Oreen iSprings, Pd. 



For the Pilgrim. 
ESSAY ON THE LOED'S PRAYER. 



BY D. P. SAYLEE. 



Number 9. 



" FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, AND THE POWER, 
AND THE GLORY, FOREVER. AMEN." 

The M'hole of this| doxology is omitted by St. 
Luke, and is not used by the reviser in the re- 
vised text, and Dr. Clark says, " the whole of it 
is rejected by Wetstein, Griesback, aud the most 
eminent critics." " Griesback is fully of tlie opin- 
ion that it never made a part of the sacred text. 
It is variously written in several MSS. and omit- 
ted by most of the Fathers, both Greek aud Lat- 
in." The Roman Catholic and Episcopalian 
churches omit it in their prayers. Clark says, " as 
the doxology is at least very ancient, and was in 
use among the Jews, as well as the other petitions 
of this excellent prayer, it should not, in my opin- 
ion, be leff out of the text, merely because some 
MSS. have omitted it, and it has been variously 
written in others." Aud as none of the common 
doxologies, or hymns of praise to the Almighty 
used by us, are of divine insj^iration, I fail to see 
any valid reasons to omit it. In its use Ave give 
i unto God, our Father, all the glory by an ex- 
' prcssion of our lips, aiul if it be uttered in spirit 
' and in truth, it ^^ ill be the fruit of our lips, with 



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THE PILGRIM. 



the expressions of the sonl, giving praise to the 
Lord. 

Note first, ".for thine is the Jcingdoin." We 
must v.'Ork out our salvation v^-ith fear and trem- 
blinf^, and in the kingdom, or cluu'ch, only can we 
do it. It is God's kingdom in which are his laws, 
and tliere only can v,'e serve him. "For without 
are dogs, and c-oi'cerers, and whore-mongers, and 
nnirderers, and idolaters, and Mdiosoever loveth 
and maketh a lie." To escape these we must " do 
his commandments, that we may have a right to 
the tree of life, and enter in through the gates into 
■,the city." "I Jesus have sent mine angel to tes- 
tify unto you these things in the churches. I am the 
root and the offspring of David, and the bright 
and morning star. And the Spirit and the bride 
say. Come. And let him that hcareth say. Come. 
And let him that is athirst come. And whoso- 
.ever will, let him take the water of life freely." — 
Kev. 22. All, is of God, it is his kingdom in 
which we only can be prepared for the enjoyment 
of eternal life in the kingdom of glory. Give him 
praise, for his is the kingdom. 

" And the power." Jesus the Son of tb.e great 
king has given him all power in heaven and on 
eartl), and has power on earth to forgive sins. 
Tliercfore the power to save in tlic kingdom- is of 
God, and the honor should be given him in all 
praj'crs, and we ougltt always, in all our petitions, 
look to him as one who has all power to save unto 
the uttermost all them who come unto God through 
,our Lord Jesus Christ. 

"And the glory." God, our Father in heaven, 
vrillbc gloritied in all his saints. Therefore our 
salvation is his glory. "Looking unto Jesus the 
author and iinisher of our faitli, wlio for the joy 
that was .set before liini endured the cross, despis- 
ing. the shame, and is set down at the right hand 
of the throne of God." The salvation of men be- 
ing tlie joy set before the Son of God, our salva- 
tion is the glory: of om- Father in heaven, v/e 
should over ascrifee itunto him in all our prayer.?. 

It being his "for ever," not only now in this 
present time ascribed -to him by finite beingsras we 
now are subjects in his kingdom, which is aiot of: 
this world, but vrill be his when it shall have 



subdued, xmd brought into subjection to it all the 
kingdoms of the earth. For " thou art Avorthy, 
O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power ; 
for tiiou hast created all thiiigs, and for thy pleas- 
ure they are and were created. Saying with a 
loud voice. Worthy is the Lamb that Avas slain to 
receive power, and riches, and Avisdom, and strength, 
and honor, and glory, and blessing. Blessing, and 
glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, 
and power, and might, be unto our God for ever 
and ever. Amen." — Hqv. 4, 5 and 7 chapters. 
This being the dosology, or song of praise to God 
our Father, giA'cn by sanctified beings in the 
kingdom of immortal glory, aa'C now should do the 
best Avc can, and as probationers ascribe to him the 
kingdom, and the poAver, and the glory forever, 
and appropriately close the dosology Avitli, Amen. 

" Amen " signifies to confirm, establish, verify, 
to trust or give confidence, and is used as the 
closing of all our prayers. The Psalmist closes 
his acknoAvledgment of God's mercies, and con- 
fessions of sins Avitli a petetion for pardon and 
praise, and says, " let all the people say. Amen." 
Psalms 106 : 48. Let all Avho repeat this prayer 
make it the expression of their own hearts, by the 
Amen, so be it, so is it in truth. 

Dear brethren and sisters, having gi\-en a few 
hasty thoughts on this prayer of all prayers, I now 
submit it to the Lord for his blessing, and send it 
forth on the Avings of our fellow Pilgeim, hoping 
for some profit. Let not my imperfections hinder 
you in your prayers. I am a little like sister 
INIartha, cumbered about many things, haA'ing less 
than three days in Avhich to Avritc Avhat I haA'c 
Avritten on the subject. You Avill see I had no 
tinje to revise and rc-Avritc the first dashes of my 
pen. But let not this hinder you in comprehend- 
ing the A^arious ideas embraced in this model 
prayer. When you pray this prayer, (Avhicli I 
think ought to be done every day), don't pass over 
the Avords like the child Avho has committed the 
alphabet to liicinory, and ean say A. B. C, &c., 
Avithout looking at the letters. Do not merely 
say, " our Father who art in heatcB,"' but feel 
AA'ithin you wc Ijave a fatiicr in hca\'en, to Avhom, 
as children, Ave may look for all needed good. Do 



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not only say, 



"thy 



kli 



come,'"' but feel to 



Lloss God that it came to you, auci ardently desire 
that it may come to the strangers and aliens to the 
kingdom of God. Do not say, " thy will be done 
on eartli as it is in heaven," but feel that you will 
so do it. Do not ask, '' give us this day our daily 
bread," without a will on your part to obtain it 
honestljM'n the sight of all men. Knov\^ that you 
arc willing to forgive your brother his trespasses 
against you when you ask our Father in lieaven 
to forgive you your trespasses. When yon liray, 
" lead us not into temptation," be sure you will 
not go into temptation. And when you pray, 
" deliver ns from evil," do your part to keep ont 
of it, and ascribe to God, '•' the kingdom, and the 
powci', and the glory for ever. Ainen," in spirit 
and in trutii, and he will bless and save you. 
Amen. 

o ■ » 

For the Pilfjviia. 
THE CHRISTIAN PILGREMAGE. 



nV LEOXAr.D FURRY. 



jSTumber 3. 



In this number our effort will be to stir up tlic 
tlioughtless, the careless, the unconcerned, and tlie 
gay fashionable young men and women by a 
thrilling appeal to speedily enter into tliis noble 
enterprise of a christian pilgrimage. True, the 
inducements we hold forth may not be congenial 
to your carnal nature, hence not so palatable when 
everything goes well, while God showers his 
blessings of abundance on yon, and gives j'ou 
perfect health to enjoy them to the delight of your 
soul's gratification. But let plenty be withhold, 
health withdravai, and the afflicting rod of Je- 
hovah laid upon you, where then is your hopes ? 
where your sujiport ? ^vhere your encouragement ? 
Can you have consolation and a staff to lean up- 
on ? Upon whom can you look toy deliverance, 
for salvation ? Can you then satisfy your soul in 
sinful enjoyments with your sinful associates in 
the play house, the gambling hells, the tipling 
shops, the drinking saloons, the dancing floor and 
the halls of tlic tlieatres ? V-'ill yon then have 
pleasure in yonr gay and fashionable attire? 
Vv'hat comfort can you have on your death-bed 
when you have no Saviour, no hope of mercy, or 
pnrdon at tlic hand of God? Have you ever had 
any thoughts about these things ? If not wc im- 
plore you now to lay it solcnnily to heart; medi- 
tate upon it day and night, until your consent is 



obtained, and by prayerful submission to tlic will 
of God, you have become a pilgrim, associated 
with, and l^nited to the christian pilgrini family, 
■^vhcre yon will find CIrrlst the hope of glory. O, 
there is comfort in affliction, salvation in danger, 
joy in tribulations, encouragement in persecution, 
strength in temptation, perseverance in trials, 
jileasure in adversity, peace in coniiiets, overflow- 
ing victorj' in tlie hour of death, and a glorious 
triumphant entrance into the portals of bliss, to 
associate with tlie disembodied Saint's, the spirits 
of just men made perfect, and with the innumera- 
ble multitudes of angels to await the welcome 
mandate from the Abuighty Judge in the resur- 
rection morn, " Come thou blessed of my Father, 
inherit the kingdom prepared for you from tihe 
foundation of the world." 

Satan, the great deceiver, no doubt makes you 
believe that the life of a pilgrim is a gloomy one, 
a life of sorrow, of disadvantage to your worldly 
enjoyments, of reproach, of derision, of persecu- 
tion and general deprivation of your worldly com- 
fort, and in short not suitable to your youthful 
days, which, ought to be spent in gayety, worldly 
amusements, great display to gain eminence, a:nd 
to dravr upon you applause and distinguislied 
honor among the children of men. 

But remember, Satan is a liar and never" abode 
in the truth. His artful device is to deceive you, 
and to drag you down to the gulf of misery,- to 
share with him in liis dreadful punishment and 
everlasting despair. Some of his insinuations may 
be true if vie'\'\"ed from a carnal standpoint. By 
mixing truth and lies together, he deceived our 
jirogenitors, and they brought into the M"orld the 
drearlfid fdl of man. O, I beseech you not to be 
ignorant of his devices ; guard against him with 
all 3'our might. Thousands of agents employed 
by him will tell yon the same thing. Wliy stoop 
so low and be so particular to deny ungodliness 
and world!)' lusts? Why not conform to fasliions 
and v,"orldly customs, and deny youi'sclf of enjoy- 
ments and gay pleasures, and recreations so highly 
prized in the world ? Others do tlic same and 
still pass cm-rant as christian pilgrims. Tlie con- 
gregations are everywhere holy, and the Lord w 
with than. You can evade the. cross, escape re- 
proach, avoid pcrsecntioni and be esteemed a good 
christian.' Only make a loud profession, pray 
vrell and much in public, attend church regular 
and all will bo well. Xou gan die happy in the 
triumph of your own faith. This is t!ic language 
of Satan and his commissary. JJut beware of 
ainalgamation ; search God's word and obey the 
same. It is true, Paul says, "all that will live 
godlj- in Cin-ist Jesus s'lall sull'w ]icrsecut!on."' 
Christ also says, "for whosoever will come after 



a:!( 



let him deny himself, and tsjlvo up liis ci;o.s.s 

fiillow me. f;);- •<■'"<.-'■-•• ■vill ^avo his Tiff 



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THE PILGRIM, 



sliall lose it, find whosoever shall lose his life for 
my sake, and the gospel's, the same shall save it, ' 
For what shall it pi'ofit a man if he shall gain the ' 
whole world, and lose his own soul ? Or what 
shall a man give in exchange for his soul ? 

The soul being of more value that the whole 
Avorld, why not suifer trials and crosses and self- 
deuial for Jesus's R;ike and the Gospel's, irhen de- 
manded iy ihe irord of God. to save our souhi- 
Permit me to make an illustration in order to show 
the absurdity of those careless sinners who live in 
continual di2obedicnce to God, and thus put the 
salvation of their soul in jeopardy. Suppose there 
were two places opposite in the extreme, the one 
of iniser\- and excruciating j)ain and torments, 
of the utmost kind, that rould be e^idured by hu- 
manity without depriving them of life. The other 
of exquisite delight, joy and happiness, that hu- 
manity were cajiable to realize. Kow, you had 
the choice to be one hour in that roiserable place, 
in order to gain admittance all the rest of roar 
life time into that happy one. Or one hour in 
that happy place for the purpose of being driven 
all the rest of your life time into the miserable 
one. The solemn question is, what choice would 
you make? Wisdom says ihe form or, ichUe Fdh) 
says the latter. Lay these things to heart and 
ponder well, yc thoughtless, careless and uncon- 
cerned. Por depend upon it, the difference will 
be even much greater between the godly and un- 
godly, the worldly pilgrim and the christian pil- 
grim in the other world. Therefore take heed 
to your ways, and speedily make the statutes of 
the Lord your song in the house of your pilgrim- 
age, and your happiness will be complete. So 
fare-ye-well. More anon. 

JVac Enterprise, Pa. 



For llic Pilgrim. 
ADYAXTAGES OF TI:ME. 



Tlie harvest is past, and the summer nearly 
gone, and yet we as pilgrims are still traveling on; 
some of us have but entered the summer of life; 
others have passed through this hopeful season, and 
have entered the autumn, while many of our read- 
ers are fast approaching the winter of death. "What a 
strange world! One after another we drop into the 
grave, the womb of immortality, from whence we 
may come forth immortal, ready to be gathered 
home to that glorious seat prepared for the people 
©f God. How important then, that we notice the 
jiassing of /?'h?c, and consider our advanPigcs, lest 
when it be said to the angels, go gather my people 
from off the earth, and bring them home, we bo 
left to the merciless power of Satan, and the fear- 
ful judgments of God. 

In view uf the advantages we enjov in this 



world, of making oflr peace with God, and ouf 
election sHre, tlicfe set-rfls to be no excttsc for U3 
in not being ready, jet doi'tbtless,- if *b» siern in-* 
quiry was made at tl>e t\m& of death's enti-SHce 
into the body, many . wotild plejsd lor a" lifffc 
more time, especially the trnconveited siftner, tc> 
whom we make the following appeals, Whr xtr? 
dear friends is this, have you not had the adv»it- 
tage of time? Ah! yes, precious time has gone 
by, season after season has passed, day after day 
has rolled into the future before your open eyes, 
and yet you plead for time. Oh ! inconsistency, 
thou art a thief, and as a robber "thou ha.st wast- 
ed us." Have you not had a sufficient amount of 
instrnction upon this matter? Have you not "line 
upon line, and precejrt upon precept," as given in 
the true word of the Loi-d? The labors, and ear- 
nest efforts of the ministry yon have enjoyed, warn- 
ing after warning you have received from them, 
ANamiiigs from God — warnings from your fellow 
man — wai-nings from the iieaveus above — warn- 
ings from the earth beneath — wan^ings from the 
sick-chamber, the de-ath bed, and the grave; all 
of irhich say to you in unmistakable words "pre- 
pare to meet thy God ." Then w^y, my dear read- 
er, will you not " improve the time," the precious 
time, just now, for to-morrow is uot yours; even' 
moment spent out of Christ is at the risk of your 
soul, and brings you nearer to judgment, and when 
there, your excuse cannot be want of time, for this 
has been graciously given to you, with all other 
advantages herein named. There are still other 
great advantages to which you have access, that of 
the press. This powerful agency, by which 
thought is transmitted from one to another, 
and through which instructions are laid before 
you, warnings given, pleadings offered, and en- 
treaties urged. Is it all useless? Has it no power 
upon your benighted soul? Are its appeals all in 
vain? Must they fall usel&ss, unnoticed, unheed- 
ed? Will you, independent of all these advanta- 
ges of light, truth, and salvation, wend your Avay 
through darkness, danger, and to death? Think 
of the hundreds who in this day, and in this way, 
arc laboring for your salvation. With all these 
advantages, and the abundant time that is so gra- 
ciously given, may wc not hope that you will ap- 
preciate our labor for you, and improve the pre- 
cious passing time, as well as proiit by the great 
advantages you enjoy for seeking and finding peace 
with God? " 

While the sinner enjoys so many advantages for 
his conversion and salvation, so we, my christian 
brethren and sisters, who have passed through this 
holv ordeal also enjoy advantages far above tliose 
of our aged fathers and mothers, say nothing about 
those who lived in former ages and in the days of 
pei'secution, when they were compelled to seek a 
refuge in the mounlaius and caves of the earth, and 



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20^ 



^vorship in filthy deiis, find in the presence of 
wild beasts of the wilderness. To-day we have 
Out' large and comicn-tablc chilrchc'S in which to 
worship our God, and attend to the ordinances of 
his house, and beside these. We have our pleasant 
Cafriaaes, good roads, and indeed everything in the 
U^ay of convenience tllttt we could wish. Oaf aged 
fathers aad mothers had iidlie df thesd, yei when 
duty or ocCasiOil called upon them to attend to the 
Worship of God, they cdiild have been secu mount- 
ed oil hoi'seback Wending their Wdy thrOiigh wood- 
lands and over nloitntaiil paths to some kind broth- 
er's house whei'e public services wel-e held in ^ood 
faith and with a commendable zeal. In looking 
at the disadvantages Under whitli they labored, is 
it not to be feared my dear brethren and sisters, if 
we were to be placed in the balances, that we 
"would be found wanting," especially when Wc 
consider the great advantages we enjoy ? The que- 
ry arises in our mind, do wc really appreciate our 
advantages, and do ivc appropriate a sufficient 
amount of our valuable time to tiie service of our 
God, so as to insure his a2>proval, for this we sure- 
ly should have when we consider whose and what 
wc are. Brethren and sisters let us wake up to a 
sense of our duty and lay hold upon every possible 
means by which we may honor and glorify our 
God, and lay aside every encumbrance and care 
that may stand in out way and be ready when it 
shall be said by the angel, "time was, time is, but 
time shall be no more." G. B. 



sai)ed? Let us ndt spat'e the riieaiis of Sending the 
glorious pTomises of Jesus into the dark, and 
gloomy ccl!.°j where the poor victims arc bound 
with fetters, and hear nothing but the dismal sound 
of the clanking chains. Will not sorne of thephi- 
lanthfopie friends of these poof, distressed victims 
give some means of extending the gratuitous circu- 
lation of this, or some other good paper, among the 
inmate's of our penal institutions? "As ye have 
doiie it ilntd the least of these rriy brethren ye did 
it Unto me" are the words of otir adorable Re-' 
dcemcr. May, then, the little Pilgrim, find its 
way through gloom fiitd mist, darkness and de^ 
spair, not only to the poor inmates of State prisons, 
but to every hungiy soul that craveth rigiiteoUs- 
ness, that it may be filled, and feast upoii the rich 
blessings of God's love, ond finally inherit that 
blessed land, where the soul may bask in the glo^. 
rious sunshine for ever, and ever'. 

HoUhtaijs'nirg, Pd. E. R. STiFf.EK. 



For the PU(irim. 

"IN PRISON AND YE VISITED ME/' 



There arc hundreds, yea perhaps wc may sa)' 
thousands of culprits now witbiu the walls of our 
State prisons who would love to learn something 
of Jesus. They are deprived of the glorious priv- 
ileges which wc enjoy. But can avc not do some- 
thing for these poor victims'? I have just finished 
reading an account of a benevolent friend of the 
gociety in Boston, who gave one hundred dollars, 
the interest of which was to be devoted, perpetual- 
ly, to sending the American Messenger to the in- 
mates of State prisons. Dear brethren and sisters, 
the idea came to my mind, could we not do some- 
thing toward sending our little messenger, the 
PiLURiJi to some of these poor outcasts? They, 
iudividiially, are gifted with a precious soul as 
well as we. And if we should lead this soul from 
darkness ynto the marvelous light, convert the sin- 
ner from the " error of his way," might we not be 
the means of saving a soul from death, and hide a 
multitude of sins? Our Heavenly Father "de- 
lighteth not in the death of the wicked." 

What a glorious victory over Satiin, if -we, 
througli the columns of the Pilgrim, might cause 
some to cry aloud, " Lonl ichal sho.K I do h be 



YOUTH'S DEPARTMEHT. 

"Feed my Lambs."— John xsi : 15. 



RECOLLECTIONS. 



Some eight or ten years ago it was our lot to 
be wliat \vas formerly called a School jNIaster, but 
in more modern phrase. Teacher, Among the 
different schools taught there was one that esne- 
cially clings to memory. The school was large, 
numbering about seventy scholarSj ranging from 
the young man and maiden of twenty summers 
down to the little boy and girl of five, represent- 
ing almost every shade of ehfiracter from the> 
most reckless to tliat of the most agreeable and 
noble. 

Among the thorns and briars there were some 
dear and fragrant roses, especially among the 
younger part of the school. Although many 
times has the grove in which the school liouse 
stood, dropped its leaves and perhaps many of the 
then opening buds have since withered and faded 
away, yet the dear, sweet little faces are just as 
fresh in memory as they appeared when wc 
taught the country school. How those little 
smiling faces may appear now, whether they have 
since sickened and died and are bright little an- 
gels in heaven, we know not, as it has not been 
our plca-surc to sec or hear from them since we, 
with sorrow, took the parting hand ; but we 



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cannot lielp believing tliafc whether dead or 
living, Annie, Mo'lic and Lottie arc liapjiy. 
Such noble dispositions could not v,-ell lielp mak- 
ino- a Useful and pleasant life, or a glorious death. 
"Well do v,-e remember the bright and clieerful 
faces that met us morning and noon, on our v.-ay 
to the school-room. Gentle showers of rain are 
i'ofreshing to vegetation during a time of drouth, 
but not more refreshing arc they, than .such faces 
to the weary antl patient-worn teacher on his way 

to duty. 

Such glowing faces and happy dispositions, not 

only cheer and give encouragement to their teach er 
but their homes equally share the inestimable 
wealth of a happy disposition. The father and 
mother are made to realize that " the fruits of the 
womb is the parent's joy," while little brothers 
and sisters enjoy a little heaven in home. 

"We fondly hope our little readers vfill all be 
just such characters. Why not ? Wliy not throw 
away those churly and moody faces, and wear 
bright and smiling ones? They cost less and 
are worth much more. Then if any of you are 
so unfortunate as to possess the former, exchange 
at once and every body will congratulate you in 
your good bargain. A sv/cet and lovely temper 
not only makes its possessor happy, but like the 
rose, sheds a fragrance all around — every body 
is made better by coming in contact with it. 

While we remember Annie, Mollie, and Lottie 
'with pleasure, there was others for whom we 
liave not suck bright expectations. May none of 
our readers be of that class, as they are a bur- 
den to themselves, to their parents, to their 

teachers and to society. H. B. B. 
♦— ♦ 

Ihr the Pilgrim. 

GOD SEES US. 



Dear young readers, did you ever think of the 
beautiful things that God has made? He has 
created the heavens and the earth and all that is 
therein. Allien we look over the broad earth and 
behold the beautiful things which he has created, 
•we ought to consider by whose hands they ^rere 
made. Again when we look up and behold the 
beautiful blue sky bedecked with its millions of 
bright shining stars, we can feel assured that 
God is there and beholds us, not only when we 
look up, but at all times he sees us and knows 



just what we are doing and even what we arc 
thinking. Then my dear young friends, hov/ 
careful Avo should bo to do good acts and thinlc 
good thoughts. Wlicn wo gO astray from the 
narrow path that leads to happiness and peace, ht; 
beliolds us with sorrow, but ^A-lien we are good 
and give our hearts to Jesus, ho looks upon us 
with an ajjproving smile. 

Thesi let ns avoid the broad road that leads to 
destruction, and seek our creator while Ave are 
young, as the blessed Book saj-s, " Kemembpr now 
thy creator in the days of thj- youth, while the 
evil days come not nor the years draw nigh 
■\vlien thou sha,lt say I have no pleasure in them." 
Then TTij dear j'oung pilgrims, let us try and 
seek the Lord early and we will find him pre- 
cious to our souls. " They that seek rae earley ■ 
shall find me." Yes vre shall have more pleas- 
ure in this life and inthe"AVorld to come, eter- 
nal life, Vi'hile the pleasures of the wicked arc 
only for a season, and then fade away. O, then 
v.'ho will not be happy and live forever? 

Lizzie Eocinsost 



OORRESPONDENOE... 



Deae Bkethee]S : — I 1( ft my- home and fam- 
ily on the 2nd of August to go to an adjoining 
county on private business. *It was a very ■\'\'arm 
day, and v/hen I reached the mountain that I was 
obliged to cross, I dismounted my horse and con- 
cluded to walk, as the mountain was very steep 
and rough for about a mile. At last being very 
fatigued and warm, I seated myself on a rock in 
the shade in order to rest myself and horse. From 
the spot Avhere I was sitting I could see over a 
great valley, which was all dotted over with fine 
houses and barns, and the church steeples of a 
town was in sight towering towards the skies. 
Meditating a little vv'hile on the beautifiii scene 
that was presented to my view, I took oiit ni}- 
book and pencil and commenced writing my 
thoughts as they passed througli my mind, being 
almost sure tliero was not a living soul near me, 
and that I was alone on the mountain top, but 
remembering that I was under the immediate, ncvr. 
tice of him with whom we all have' ^to do;- "Theii':! 
took a second look over the valley and was almost' 
made to exclaim aloud, all. in ..vanity. Then, I 
thought of the many thousands of the children of 
men that are toiling through cold and heaf to lay 
up treasures on earth, uud to make a sho\s' in this 



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"world, and no doubt thinking they have much 
goods laid up for many years, forgetting it ^vas 
once said to a certain cliaractor, " thou fool, this 
night thy soul shall be required of thee," and then 
whose shall these things be ? Dear brethren, do 
not M-e, who profess to be the followers of .Christ, 
do the same sometimes? Do not we live in this 
M'orld as if it -svas our abiding home ? Do we not 
build fine houses and fare sumptuously every day, 
while many of the children of men arc almost 
starving for bread to supjiort their bodies, and al- 
so for the bread of life ? This brings me to the 
scripture, "go ye into all the world and preach 
the gospel to every creature." When wc hear a 
brother advocating the missionary cause, do we not 
say, because we fear it might take a clime from us, 
it is not right to pay preachers, it will make them 
proud, and they will become liirelings, let those 
go who are able and can support themselves ? 
Those do go, and many of them would not have 
us to helj) them ; they are willing to spend their 
time and money for the sake of Christ, and many 
more would be willing to go, but are not able. 
They have to toil day after day to support them- 
selves and families, and hardly ever get out of the 
county in which they live. This, I think, is dis- 
couraging to them, while many of us lay mem- 
bers are laying up stores in this world. Could 
we not say to such, go, we will help you, and see 
that your families ars cared for ^diile you are 
froni^ them. This surely would not n:ake them 
proud, but they would thank God and take cour- 
age. 

My mind would carry me on, but this is already 
double the length I expected it would be when I 
commenced, so I will stop. S. J. Gaiibk!:. 

Neiv Hope, Va. 



De.vii Ptlcu;]A[: — By request, Elder James 
Quinter purjioscs to visit the clmrchcs inC'an-oll, 
Frederick and Washington counties, ]\Id., in Octo- 
ber next. He will arrive in the AFonbcacy church, 
(Eld .D. P. SayJer,) on 'Jlun-sday evening, October 
the 6tli, Lovefeast on iSatin'dnv tlie 8th, meetings on 
S.unday tlic f)th. Arrive in feush Creek, (Eld. J. 
O. Trostle) by noon, Monday the 10th, remain 
over Tuesday the 11th. Arrive in Pijio Creek, 
(Pliilip Boyle,) AVcdnesdny tlie 12tli, remaining 



with the brethren so as to be in time for meeting 
on Saturday morning the 15lh, remaining over 
Sunday tlie 16th. Arrive in jMiddletown .Valley 
Church, (Eld. J. H. Baker) for meeting on the 
evening of Monda/ the 17th, remain with them 
over Tuesday the 18th. Arrive at Weltys, (Eld. 
J._ F. Eoh.rcr) at noon on Wednesday the lOtli, 
remaining with the brethren so as to be in time 
for meeting at Beaver Creek, (Eld. J. H. Wolf,) 
on Saturday the 22ud, remaining over Sunday. 
Arrive at Broad Fording, Vfelsh Run Church, 
(Eld. Christian Keefer) on Monday the 24th, re- 
main over Tuesday the 25th. Arrive in Manor 
Church, (Eld. David Long) at noon AVcdnesday 
the 26th, remain tliere so as to be in time for meet- 
ing at Brownsville, Lower Valley Church, (Eld 
George Beer,) on Saturday 29th, remain over Sun- 
day the 30th, after which time. Elder Quinter will 
have closed his labors, and will be permitted to re- 
turn to the bosom of his family in peace. 

The brctln'cn ifl th.e ten churches in this line 
of contemplated visit, Avill please arrange these ap- 
pointments so as to suit the conveniences of the 
brethren. And those churches wdio intend to hold 
Communion meetings, will arrange accordingly. 
Tile Lord willing, I expect to accompany Elder 
Quinter on this visit of love. May the Lord, 
^vllonl I already implore to go wftli tis, abundant- 
ly bless our mission of love, that the visit be not in 
vaiu. A general invitation to the dear members 
to be with us at our meeting. 

D. P. Sayler. 



EDITOR'S DEPAETMENT. 



ANSWER TO QUESTIONS. 



1st. TEMrEPEAXCE. — Articles on temperance 
will be admitted in our columns, we mean Bible 
temperance. We prefer to say nothing for, nor 
against the temperance societies now in vogue in 
the ■\vorld. Wc advocate temi)erauce as purely a 
christian priiiciple and the church as the (jrvitt 
tcm])eranee society. Instead of endeavoring to 
get intemperate men into worldly organizatiouSj 
let us labor to get tliem into the chiirch and let 
it pledge them to tcmjierance, not only in alco- 
holic drinks, but " in all things." 

2nd. ■ Exit; J[AS.- — We prefer for the ])resent, to 
insert no enigmas. JNIany of our readers are not 
ac(piainted with the manner of solving tliem, while 
others do not wish to talvo the trouble. AV^e 
desire to till our columns wltii matter tliat will 
be instructive to all. 



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3rd. Original Poetry. — We certainly in no 
way wish to discourage those who feel like ex- 
pressing thenLselvcs in poetic measure, and ^^•il] 
gladly insert anything that i* either instructive 
or tasly, but it should be remembered that it 
takes a master mind to give more force in poetry 
than in prose. Prose is the language of the mass 
while poetry is of the few; but some of the few 
may be among our contributors as well as auy- 
M-herc else. 'Then send it along, but jilease al- 
ow us the liberty of deciding whether it is, or 
is not worthy of publication. 

Lords Prayer. — Back Nos. containing essay 
on the Lord's Prayer by Eld. D. P. Sayler can- 
not be had as some of the Nos. have run out- 



Next Aveek our readers may expect an- 
other double number, full of interesting matter. 
Keep us well supplied with good live contribu- 
tions and full numbers will be forthcoming. The 
time for Lovefeast announcements will be in sea- 
son, send them along and wo will give them room. 



Eld. Samuel Murray, of Wabash, Ind., in- 
forms us that he intends changing his place of res- 
idence, and that hereafter his address Avill be 
Huntington, Huntington co., Ind. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



THE PILGRIM. 



The Pilgrim, edited and publisl^fid by Brum- 
baugh Bro's., is a Christian journal, devoted to 
Religion, Moral Reform, Domestic Ncm's of the 
Church, Correspondence, Marriages, Obituaries 
&c. The Pilgrim will be burdened with invig- 
orating food for mind and soul, aiming to be truly 
Chi-istian, and having for its purpose Essential 
Bible Truths. It will advocate, in the spirit of 
love and liberty, the principles of true Christianity 
and shall labor for the promotion of peace and 
unity among us as brethren ; the encouragement 
of the pilgrim on his way to Zion ; the conversion 
of sinnei's, and the instruction of our children — 
carefiiUy avoiding everything that may have a 
tendency towards disunion or sectional feelings. 
The Pilgrim will be publish'ed on good paper, 
new type, and in good style, and Avill be issued 
every week. 



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on the P. C. & B. T. R. R.. 

Passenger trains on the P. C. R. R. leave Huntingdon 
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"remove IfOT THE AXCIEXT LANDMARKS AVHICH 


OUR FATHERS HAVE SET." 


H. B. & Geo. Bmmbaugli, Editors. J". B. 


Brumbaugh & Co., Publishers, 


VOL. I. JAMES CREEK, AUGUST 


23, 1870. XO. 26. 



ESSAY DEPARTMENT. 



For tlie PiLGnnr. 
CHRIST'S WUS'NOWING FAX. 



Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly 
purge his floor, and gather the wheat into the garner ; 
but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable tire. — 
Matt. 3: 12 

The Kingdom of Chirist differed in many re- 
spects from that of Jesus, or the mosaic dispen- 
sation, but more especially, in that of national 
polity. The Jews were subjects of that King- 
dom by the initiatory rite of circumcision which 
isolated tiiem from all other kingdoms even to 
that of dealing, to a very great extent. They 
had their code of moral laws, and so long as they 
assented an outward obedience, they fully carried 
out the design of that law. It demanded a let- 
ter obedience without inquiry into the Spirit or 
nature by which it M'as prompted. It was a nat- 
ural kingdom governed by natural laws and up- 
held by natural or physical power. The Kingdom 
of Jesus was to be a spiritual one, governed by 
spiritual laws and upheld by spiritual power, 
and was to be composed of subjects from all class- 
es and of every nation, hence the Baptist was 
sent as a Messenger to prepare the way, or rath- 
er, to prepare the people as subjects of the King- 
dom of which he was to be king. The Baptist's 
preaching was of a universal character preach- 
ing the baptism of repentance. Repentance was 
the only essential qualification demanded of the 
subjects which was to compose this new kingdom 
without any laws or restrictions by which they 
were to govern their lives and future conduct. 

In this case we may avcU imagine the Baptist's 
Kingdom mtuiIiI soon liccoino vcrv covnipt, was 



there not a mightier than he soon to follow and 
to this one they are pointed. " I indeed bap- 
tize you with water unto repentance : but he that 
Cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes 
I am not worthy to bear : he shall baptize you 
with the Holy Ghost and with fire." He it was 
M'ho was to come with his fan in his hand to 
seperate the wheat from the chaff. This he does 
by arranging his subjects, as prepared by thte 
Baj)tist, into a church or kingdom and gives to 
them certain laws, ordinances, or restrictions 
which were intended not only to have a 
moral, but also a spiritual bearing upon them, 
acting as fans which had a tendency to test their 
alegiance to their new king in whose service they 
had enlisted. la order that this fayi may be 
brought fairly to bear upon every case, it must 
be very effective in its opperation as the Baptist's 
material for the new Kingdom was of a promis- 
cuous character. " Then went out to him Jeru- 
salem, and all Judea, and all the regions round 
about Jordan, and were baptized of him in Jor- 
dan confessing their sins." By what power this 
great ingathering was effected we are not alto- 
gether prepared to say, but ^ve know it was not 
by his fine apparel, because we are told that " this 
John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leath- 
ern girdle about his loins" but power he had, 
and thousands came to hear the gteat preaching 
" Repent ye : for the Kingdom of heaven is at 
hand, and were baptized of him in Jcirdan con- 
fessing their sins." When this work was done 
the mission of the Baptist was finislied and that 
of Jesus commenced. This motley crowd was 
now to be regenerated and assimilated into the 
likeness of C'lirist. Tliev, as liranolics wove to lie 



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THE PILGBIM, 



cut loose from the old, or uatui-al viiio, and cu- 
graftcd into tlie Tnic Vine, or in other -svords 
the/ were to be sifted or sep crated, the good from 
tlie bad— the good only being retained as sub- 
jects of the new Kingdom, that it might be pure 
and holy, Avithout spot or blemish. To accom- 
plish this, the u-innowing fan was brought to 
bear upon tliera. The first effort of the fiin was 
to purge the new Kingdom o( resistance. The 
Jirst Kingdom, as before remarked, was governed 
by physical power, but the second by spiritual, 
tiie first law taught them " an eye for an eye, a 
tooth for a tooth," but I say unto you, resist not 
evil, but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right 
cheek turn to him the other also." Ye have 
heard that it hath been said^ "Thou shalt love thy 
neigbor, and hate thine enemy but I say unto 
you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, 
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them 
which despitefully use you." Why all this? 
That ye may be children of your Father whicli 
is in heaven :" for he makcth the sun to shine on 
the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on 
the just and the unjust. For if ye love them 
which love you what reward have you ? do not 
even the publicans the same?" This is the 
grand basis upon which this lovely principle, non- 
resistance, of the new Kingdom is founded, and 
though the world and popular Christianity for 
eighteen centuries have labored to demolish, and 
nullify its essentiality, it yet stands as prom- 
inently and as firmly as the " Rock of Ages." 
This fan blo\ved with herculean force, and 
pierced the natural man even to the "inner- 
most parts." ^ye can almost see the new converts 
dispersing and slowly wending homeward with 
the general expression, " This is a hard saying 
Avho can bear it ? " The Baptist had vv^arned them 
of the coming of one whose work would be more 
searching and thorough in its nature, and would 
form a test by \vhich the good Avould be sepera- 
ted from the evil. Xothing could have been 
more efficient and thorough in its work than that 
of non-resistance. This test was not only calcula- 
ted to purge the Kingdon.i of those who were too 
combative in their natures, but would 1 



lave a 



tendency of more fully regenerating those wlio 
were able to stand the test, and of assimilating 
them to each other as brethren of one common 
family. This was the idea of the new Kingdonij 
to liavc a common brotherliood, all acknowlcdKino; 
God as their common father and Josus as their 
elder brother. "Ye are my brethren if ye do 
whatsoever I command you." If the spirit of re- 
sistance had been admitted into this Kingdom it 
would have defeated the design and destroyed the 
type. The great beauty of this/a?i was, that it 
done its v/ork so fully that there was no necessity 
of excommunicating, but^the subjects upon whom 
it was bs'ought to bear, excommunicated them- 
selves. The dose was too strong for the unre- 
generated mind, and rather than take it, would 
either go, or remain outside of the Kingdom. 

We have thousands of just such cases to-day, 
and was it not for this great wlnnoicing fan, the 
Kingdom would be filled to overflowing, and 
soon be as corrupt as the natural kiiigdora. It 
is true, there are other kingdoms set up, called 
the kingdoms of Jesus, the subjects of which are 
allowed and do resist, even unto death, but liow 
unlike the subjects of Jesus ? How can a new 
creature in Jesus " not born of the flesh but of the 
spirit," raise the impious hand in mortal combat ? 
When we resist ar.d fight wc degrade ourselves 
to a level with the animal, as it is through the 
animal passions only, men are prompted to fight. 
These come from the devil, from whence coni- 
eth all evil. Hence it is a principle not at home 
in the Kingdom of Jesus, neither can it reinain 
there, " For his fan is in his hand and he will 
thoroughly purge the floor, and gather the wheat 
into the garner : but will burn \ip the chaff with 
unquenchable fire." 

As far as the undue development of combat- 
iveness and destructivcness is concerned, thefmi 
will sweep the kingdom, but there was .another 
principle which would have Jeopardized this new 
Kingdom had not the winnowing fan been turned 
against it. That principle was selfesteem, or 2>ridc, 
a principle wdiieh robbed heaven, for a time, of 
its " bric'ht and mornine; star " and caused le- 
trlons of the auiielic host to loose their first estate 



THE P I L G E I M . 



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and fall down, down into the regions of despair. 

In this spiritual Kingdom- the souls of all were 
cq^ually precious in the sight of king Jesus. "Ev- 
ery valley shall be exalted, and every mountain 
and hill shall be made low : and the crooked 
shall be made straight, and the rough places plain." 
There was to be no very " Rev. Drs." or " Rev. 
Fathers" in' this Kingdom, but if there was any 
that felt to be great, he was to be servant of all — 
hence the necessity of 'the /an. Humility was a 
principle to be jircserved in the new Kingdom, 
the basis of wliioh was, " If I then your Lord and 
Master have washed your feet ye also ought to 
wash one another's feet." It is true this principle 
is taught throughout the scrijitures by pi'eeej'it, 
but nowhere is it so forcibly tauglit by example, 
as in the ordinance of feet washing. We know 
that it is a difficult matter for the carnal mind to 
gra.sp tlie philosophy of the utility of such an or- 
dinance now, to teach humility, although all read- 
ily acknowledge that the great object of Jesus wasli- 
iug his disciple's feet, was to give them a lesson 
of humility. We argue, that if it was necessary 
for the disciples, the humble Gallleeau fishermen, 
to have their feet washed to teach them humility, 
it is abundantly more necessary for the disciples 
of Jesus at this time, when pride is so prevalent 
in the world, to wash one another's feet. Sure- 
ly we will not claim to be less humble than they. 
If so what would teach them humility, would 
also teach us, the same divine principle, but the 
trouble is, it is too 7mie/i of a good thing. There 
is too much humility about it for the gay and 
fashionable professors. They don't Avish to be 
quite so, humble, as to stoop down to wash one 
another's feel. Jesus says, "the the servant Is 
not greater than the master," but popular Chris- 
tianity says, the servant is greater than tlie mas- 
ter, from the fact that they refuse to do what he 
taught and done. If the washing of the disciple's 
feet by Jesus, was sufficient to teach them and 
all succeeding generations humility, so was the 
partaking of the emblems of his broken body and 
shed blood, in tlie same night, sufficient to bring 
fo their remembrance, and that of all succeeding 
disciples, the sufferings and death of Jesus until 



ho comes again. Then lot us not be of those who 
think it beneath tiieir dignity to- do that which our 
king has done. It is true, the best of us come 
far short of carrying out the principles of tlic 
Kingdom of Jesus,, but it is only after we have 
done all that yve are commanded to do, that we 
are to say, " we are un])rofitable servants and 
have done only that which was onr duty to do, " 
and it is only then, that we will stand the test of 
the winnowing fan of Jesus and be accepted as 
wheat -worthy to be gathered into the garner of 
the Lord. Then dear brethren, let us keep the 
fan in motion, suffer not a spoke to be detached or 
tlie consequence will be, dirty wheat, or a corrupt 
church. The fan of Jesus is powerfully effective. 
It will cause the unworthy to exclude tliemselvesj 
and keep them out by offering them nothing at 
tractive to the carnal mind, giving only such in-" 
ducemeuts as M'ill be accepted by those Avho are 
worthy to be subjects of our great " Prince of 
Peace." IT. B. B. 



DENYING THE LORD. 



It is a fatal mistake to suppose tliat there can 
be no apostasy from Christ where we are not ab- 
solutely called on to deny his name or burn in- 
cense to an idol. We deny our Lord whenever, 
like Demas, ivc, through love of this present 
Avorld, forsalce the course of duty Avhicli Christ 
has so plainly pointed out to us. We deny our 
Lord whenever we lend the sanction of our coun- 
tcnace, our praise, or even our silence, to meas- 
ures or opinions which may be popular or fash- 
ionable, but which we ourselves believe to be sin- 
ful In themselves or tending to slu. We deny 
our Lord whenever we forsake a good man in 
affliction, and refuse to give countenance, encour- 
agenieut and support to tliose who, fctr God's sake, 
and for the faithful discharge of our duty, are 
exposed to persecution and slander. Alas, many 
there are of whom it may ye said, " They profess 
that they know God; but in Avorks they deny 
him, being abominable, and disobedient, and un- 
to every good -w'ork reprobate." — Titus 1 : 16 



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For ike Pilgrim. 
A FEIENDLY ADMONITIOX. 



"Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the 
people in -n-liose heart is my laTV ; fear ye not the reproach 
of man, neitlier be j-e afraid of these reyilings-" — Isa. 51 : 7. 

Dear readers, to you Avho know rigliteousness, 
and have the knowledge of the law of the Lord 
in your hearts, is tliis addressed. Knowing as we 
do that many, yea, very many of you believe the 
doctrine of Christ, a.s believed and taught by the 
brethren is the true doctrine, and neither do j'ou 
believe that any other is right according to the 
Scriptures, nor have you the utmost idea of ever 
associating yourself religiously with any other 
body of professing christians, and yet you stand 
isolated. The knowledge a'ou have of the law of 
the Lord, forbids you going with the giddy in 
the sinful amusements of fashionable society, neither 
do you unite yourselves with the brethren. You 
are alone.. You cannot go with the world, and 
uill not go w4th God and his people whom you ac- 
knowledge to be right according to the Scriptures. 
What can be the cause? I read that in the days 
of the Saviour that many of the chief rulers be- 
lieved on him, Just as you do now ; but they, be- 
cause of the Pharisees, did not confess him. Did 
not openly espouse him as their leader, did not 
follow him in his commandments, did not become 
his disciples ; just like you, knowing him to be the 
Saviour, the one who taught the truth, yet did 
not obey him. They were not of the low, de- 
graded debauchees, they were honorable men. 
Neither are you of the vulgar and ignorant, but 
of tlie most honorable and highly respected men 
and women in your community. In this respect 
you seem to be similar. Those would not confess 
him, lest they would be put out of the Synagogue. 
They were chief rulers, and held positions there, 
and the Jews had agreed already, " that if any man 
did confess that he was Christ, he should be put 
out of the Synagogue." And they loving the 
praise of men more than the praise of God, did 
not confess hira, lest they would be put out of the 
Synagogue. Are you like them in this respect ? 

What position do you hold in life that you fear 



losing if you confess the Lord in the obedience of 
his word ? V.'hat man or woman, friend or foe 
do you fear, ye who know righteousness, and in 
whose heart the knowledge of the law of the Lord 
is ? God calls you not to " fear the reproach of 
man, neither be afraid of these revilings." Who 
will reproach or revile the man or woman for their 
modesty, humanity and exemplary deportment ? 
Can there be such a thing in our age of Christianity? 
^ there can it is by such .only that are out of hell 
because God has yet permitted them to breathe. 
Such who are represented in the Scriptures as 
"dogs, and sorceres, and whore-mongers, and 
murderers, and liars." Can it be possible that 
honorable and highly respected men and women 
as you are should fear the reproach and revilings 
of such filth and off-scoarings of the earth ? T 
think not. I hope you would feel yourselves hon- 
ored in the sight of all virtuous people for doing 
an act Avhich did not meet the approbation of such 
degraded, ungodly sinners, as it would be demon- 
strative evidence tliat yon are none of their num- 
bers, and that you are far above them in the scale 
of virtue and morality-. Then fear them not. 

From experience, an observation of a long 
christian life, I feel happy to assure you that 
much, if not all of the reproach and revilings you 
so much fear is imaginary. You conceit it is so, 
but in reality it is not. The one who feels asham- 
ed of Jesus and his service is sure to feel others 
revile and reproach him in the service. The truth 
is, your own proud heart does the reviling and the 
reproaching. Some have thought it a dreadful 
cross to go into the water to be immersed, imag- 
ining that every body outside of the church would 
stand on the shore laughing at them. One who is 
in my mind now stood on this platform. She al- 
lowed each imaginary difficulty to trouble her for 
several years ; and when she finally clothed her- 
self with the spirit of humility and went with her 
Saviour into the watery grave. Coming up out 
of the water she found that instead of laughing at 
her, every one was iceeping. She realized that it 
was her own pride that done all the reviling, and 
her confessing the Lord had brought tears to the 
eyes of some unaccustomed to weeping. But 



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should any laugh it is a consolation to know that 
while devils laugh, angels weep. 

Do you love the praise of man more than the 
praise of God ? And do you fear that if you con- 
fess the Lord in the keeping of his commandments 
they will put you out of the Synagogue, (their fel- 
lowship and associations) ? If this fellowship is 
unholy and anti-scriptural the law of Christ bids 
you to come out from among them, and be sepe- 
rate from them, and not to touch the unclean'thing, 
and God will receive you, and be unto you a fa- 
ther, and you shall be his sons and daughters, 
saith the Lord. You need have no fears that 
honorable society will shun you, or despise you 
for your righteousness, but much rather esteem 
you. Some time ago a highly respected gentleman 
came to our place seeking a location for his son in 
the practice of medicine. They being strangers 
here, but the father being acquainted Avith the 
writer came to him to introduce him, &c., and to 
know if boarding and lodging could be had. The 
M'riter taking them to the boarding house and in- 
troduced them, &c., when the father wished a pri- 
vate interview with me. He said, " the R. R. be- 
ing here, is there any drinking or bad conduct al- 
lowed at this house?" " Why, don't jo\x know 
that members of our church don't do such things?" 
"Is he a member of your church?" "Certainly 
he is." " 0, I am done, I am. done, I want no 
more ! " " Why, there are members living iu all 
these houses." " 0, lam glad, lam glad. Why, 
Frank, we are just right." Docs this appear like 
being reviled and reproached by the honorable for 
confessing the Lord Jesus, and doing his com- 
mandments ? 

Let me urge you whom I am addressing to de- 
lay no longer to put iu practice that which you 
believe and know is right. Suffer not the powers 
of a sinful world, whether they be real or imagi- 
nary, deter you. O, how dangerous to delay the 
service of God. I read with emotion the dying 
utterance of one of the sufferers in the late Rich- 
mond, Ya., calamity. One of the rescued meni- 
bei-s of the Legislature writes among other things: 
" I found myself under a mass of rubbish, witli a 
dead body over me, a wounded man under me, 



and another at my side.- The poor fellow under 
me said : ' O me, but if I could only fear God as 
I do now. How wicked I have been all my days. 
Oh ! God, forgive nie, spare me, and I will be a 
true follower of Jesus.' The man at my side ex- 
claimed, ' Oh I deatli, where is thy sting ? Oh ! 
grave, where is thy victory ? ' I heard a number 
of cries all about mc. Some were speaking about 
their wives, others of their children, while others 
were begging for air." 

Here is one willing to enter into a bargain, or 
contract with the Loi'd, proposing his terms. Two 
things the Lord is to do, namelj', to forgive him, 
and to yxire him. Under these considerations he 
will be a tr^ie follower of Jesus. If the Lord had 
complied with his request^ the probability is, he 
would not have fulfilled his part of the bargain. 
God's terms are best, which ai-e, repent, believe the 
gospel, and be baptizedj and you shall have the 
remission of sios, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and 
thou shalt be saved, Comply with it and you will 
not regret it when you die. D. P, Sayler. 

Double Pipe Creek, Md. 



THE RESTING-PLACE OF FAITH. 



Christ is the great and proper object of faith. 
Our faith, therefore, should rest on him. not on 

ourselves, nor anything within ourselves. He 
that trusts iu himself, or his righteousness or his 
holiness, is a pharisee, and not a follower of the 
meek and lowly Jesus, If avc behold ourselves 
but for a moment, what do we see ? Nothing 
but imperfections, shortcomings, defilements, sin, 
blasphemy &c. Within ourselves, that is iu our 
flesh, "dwelleth no good thing." Looking at 
ourselves, therefore, can never give us comfort, 
confidence, happiness or peace, but must, and 
ought to be a constant ground of self-humiliation. 
The spirit of God would thus keep us humble 
and watchful, making us sensible of how much 
we lack of being Christ-like — he who is our per- 
fect pattern. But the constant knowledge of our 
im2:)erfections, aud shortcomings is not to hinder 
our peace and happiness, bectiuse Are trust in 
Christ for acceptance, not in oui-selvcs.. Can we 
deny the testimony of God, avIio cannot bear 



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falsc-wltncss, that Christ bore our sins in- his own 
body on t!ic tree "? According to this wo must 
believe that lie took, not a part of our sins, but 
jll onr sins upon himself and endured the wrath 
of God the rigliteous judgment which our sins 
deserved. Observing then that God, in his won- 
drous, grace, has d<;lt v.'itli him as our substitute, 
lias accepted his work in our- behalf, and there- 
fore views Ills death and judgment which he en- 
dured as our deatli and judgment, our souls en- 
joy ^)^?;/(,'>-/! peace with (UA in a perfectly finished 
worlv. 

Christ Is our surety, our righteousness, our 
■ nly resting-place of confidence before God ; and 
xnowiiig his all-sufficiency, antl his acceptabloness 
to God we dare not doubt. He appears in tlie 
presence of God for us. — Heb. 9 : 2-1. His accept- 
ance witli God should be our acceptance, for we 
are in him. As many of us as "are baptized in- 
to Ciirist have put on Christ. " As he is so are 
we," even while we remain in the world, for we 
are "one with him." The christian is viewed as 
in Ciirist. There is therefore no room for doubt 
in the soul that really believes in God, and his 
testimony respecting those who are in Christ. 
Now what is commonly substituted for tlie peace- 
giving faith in Ciirist is the estimated amount 
•f the Spirit's work within. Tlie effects of re- 
generation are made the ground of rest to the 
soul instead of redemption. Sometimes we sink 
deep into the mists of doubt and skepticism in- 
stead of liolding fast to the Spirit's work, and act- 
ually become doubtful ^vhetlier we arc in the faitli 
at all. All tliis proceeds from substituting the 
work of the Spirit of God within ns, for the 
work, atonement, and resurrection of Christ actu- 
ally accomplished — the sure resting-place of faith 
whicii never varies, never changes its value be- 
fore God. 

Dear i)ilgrms, on the lieavenly road, let us not 
become doubtful, but let our faith be riveted on 
the Rods: — Christ Jesuh. Instead of continually 
seeking to "walk worthy of God" in the joy of 
present salvation, our minds become engaged in 
self-examination as to whether the fruit of the 
Spirit, tltat worketli in us, has manifested itself to 



satisfy us that we are real christians; and 
when we are fully satisfied on tliis point, we re- 
main contented and arc in. extreme danger of re- 
maining on our own graces and attainments, and 
falling into self-righteousness and spiritual pride. 

The discovery of indwelling sin in a'^christian, 
though mean and detestable as it is, should not 
cause, him to become doubtful ; because it was by 
reason of sin — it v.^as to atone for sin — it was be- 
cause we arc sinr.crs that Christ died the igno- 
minoous dcatli upon the cross. And the same 
divine testimony wliich declares " there is none 
righteous" declare also that believers " are justi- 
fied," that is, those who trul^^ believe in the 
righ.teous son of God. Let us then abandon tlie 
doubtings of our hearts — firmly believe in the 
Rock of our salvation, that we may not come 
sliort of the glory of God. Our days are but 
few on eartli and when our race is ended, and 
we have done all the Father requiretli, " we are 
unprofitable servants and have not done more 
than was our duty." 

Dear brethren and sisters, let us go hand in .hand 
in the glorious work of the Lord ; Avalk Avorthy of 
our profession. Put on the whole armor of faith 
in God ; labor faithfully and prayerfuly for that 
glorious cro^^'ll which awaits us, wlien the Lord 
conieth to make up his jewels. 



Ilollidayshurg , Fa. 



E. R. Stifi.er, 



Selected by K. A. Beicliard 

PILGRIM. 



Pilgrim is tliy journey drear ? 

Arc its liglits extinct forever ? 
Still suppress that rising tear, 

God forsakes the righteous, never. 

Storms may gather o'er tliy path, 
All the ties of life may sever — 

Still, amid the fearful scath, 

God forsakes the righteous, never. 

Pain may rack thy wasting form, 

Wealth desert thy couch forever — 

Faith still burns in deathless flame, 
God forsakes the ris;hteous never. 



The right man and tlie right time; you and 
the present. 



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Pi/r the Pilrjriin. 

THE 01. D BIBLE. 



. B\" D. B. MEXTZER. 



The old Bible! As it is the oldest of books, so 
it is the best of all books. If you deprive me of 
the conij^anionsliip of books, I will gi'ant it, but I 
must reserve one book — my Bible. Blessed Book ! 
There is no book like uuto it. But it is, indeed 
the original of many other good books in the 
M'orld. Tliere is no religious or moral treatise 
among men, whose best and most worthy ideas 
have not been extracted froni this precious treasure 
— the Holy Bible. Every sentimental and sacred 
writer is dependent upon this Book ; and yet, my 
brethren, behold, do not many "handle the word 
of God deceitfully"?'' Men generally seem to re- 
gard this Book of books, as secondary to their own 
works, and they write what they please and 
to please. IMay every writer of pious literature 
among us, and especially ever)^ contributor to the 
columns of this welcome Pilgrim, stand by tlie 
Word of God — the Old Bible — -and always feel 
dependence instead of independence. Let us study 
it, for it is our book of duty. In this it is not nec- 
essary tliat we have the printed book in our hands 
at all times, but it is necessary to have its gracious 
words or texts frontmost in our minds. As we 
study it, let us practice it, for in this consists the 
purity of faitii. AVe must not be students of the 
word only, but doers of the work it sets to our 
souls., "Blessed is Jie that readetli," and more 
blessed is he that is a faithful observer of the pure 
Word of God. 

Brethren, stand by our glorious and beautiful 
banner, for it is "the Word of Truth." If we 
standby the side of tliis banner, we stand on the 
side of victory, for Truth is strongest of all things. 

Though deists deny it 
We will stand by it. 

Never was this Word of Trutli so much assailed 
as no\v. The most dangerous enemies of God's 
Word are uo^v arising even in so styled Christen- 
dom. Beware of half iniidels. They hold a doc- 
trine called jSToncsscntiality. This hazardous doc- 
trine we hear sounding even inside the walls of I 



! our Zion. O ye wat^'hrnea o;i t'lu v/alls, do not 
' f.iil t') givo tlio c.;rt:-.i;;i so'iul of alarm, and ye 
I siiephcrds of Christ's Hook, keep your oversight as 
it becometh you, for you shall give account. Let 
tiie word be preaclied "in season and out of sea- 
son." Let the Bible be held up to all strictly and 
freely. 

Wat/ncshoroKijli, Fa. 



Selected by Moses Miller. 
SWEEPING AND DUSTING. 



A lady said to Iier ehambermaid : 

"Sarah. I am going out; I should like to liave 
you sweep my room and dust it while T am gone.'' 

" Yes ma'am," said Sarah ; and lier mistress left 
the liouse. 

An hour or two after,, slic returned, and found 
her furniture covered with dust. She called 
Sarah. 

" Sarah, I Avished you to sweep and dust my 
room during my absence; why didn't you do it?" 

"But I did, ma'am. You were no sooner out 
of the house, than I took my duster tllid went care- 
fully over everything in the room. I am .sHiirc 
there was not a speck of dust left. And then I 
swept the room nicely." 

"So you dusted my room and swept it." 

"I did, ma'am, indeed." 

"Well, Sarah, what I told you to do was to 
sweep and dust it. Tlie sweeping was first and 
the dusting last. You have not done as I told 
you. It did no harm to dust before sweeping, but 
you should have dusted afterwards, in order to ful- 
fill my direction." 

The lady was a Christian. Her Ijord had told 
her, " Repent and be baptized." Long before re- 
penting she was sprinkled for baptism. Then, 
when gro^?n up, slie repented too, but she was 
never baptized afterwards. What she said to Her 
servant is like what the Master says to her. "I 
told you to repent and be baptized. You have 
not done as I told you. The repenting came fii'st; 
tlie being baptized came, last." 

Strange that we should exact better obedience of 
our servants tliaii wo ai'c willing to render to 
Ciu-ist.— The Baptist Tmrhn: 



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THE PILGEIM. 



Por the Pilynm, 

PROGRESS AND IMPROVEMENT. 



That is to be our watchword for the futni'e. 
The dull, slow, monotonous routine of the past 
do&s not suit the spirit of this age. Let them that 
would adhere to the things and ways of the days 
of yore look about them and see how far in the 
lurch they are. As some express it with more 
truth than poetr}', "they are in the back row." 
But that can't be tolerated now. Our mind re- 
volts at the idea. We have been behind too long 
already. First compare our progress, our achieve- 
ments with the triumphs of others around us. 
Organized one hundred and fifty years ago, and 
now number only a few score thousand, while 
some others of about the same age have their thou- 
sands of thousands. Why, what is the matter? 
The fact is wc have been asleep, dreaming about 
apostolic precedent, and other threadbare, time- 
worn fogyism, ^v•hile they struck the right 
chord, mounted the topmast wave, and rode right 
into port. They build colleges, academies, uni- 
V( rsitics, &c., while we were croaking about illit- 
erate apostles and that wisdom which is from above. 
Thou stupid, not to see that such men with such 
poor attainments as the primitive christians were, 
tlid not suit our time at all. 

But we are past such follies and errors now. 
"We mean to atone for our past remissness by 
marching right up to the head of the column at 
once. We must have a college. A brother says, 
a iinivei'sity. That's it, brothor; no temporizing 
now. Nothing less than that will meet the de- 
mands of this age. A thorough organized, incor- 
porated univei'sity, capable of making and sending 
out a goodly number of mighty men yearly, doc- 
tors of divinity, who can command their thousands, 
who will not need to work with their hands. 
What an elysium is in store for our preachers of 
the rising generation. Some' may solace theriiselves 
with the thought that wc. w\\\ educate them, but 
never will we pay thciu salaries. Poor, mistaken 
souls, slow to believe all that is coming to pass. 
Don't the Apostle say, "they that preach the gos- 
pel shall live of the gosple," and Paul himself re- 
ceived wages, and is it reasonable that wo, who 
have spent our thousands to educate ourselves in 
preparing for this great work, should now preach 
for nothing? 



We M'ill now be sible to make our denomination 
more respectable. With our colleges and revival 
meetings, which latter discovery enables us to ac- 
complish in the shoi't space of a few months, al- 
most a hundreth part of what that illita'ate man 
Peter accomplished in the short space of half an 
hour, by tlie simple, unvarnished presentation of 
the truth. Had Peter just thought of our admir- 
able system of revivals, and continued his meet- 
ings a few weeks, what prodigies might not have 
been wrought. I have heard brethren say they 
did not intend to run all over the countiy, preacb- 
ing one or two sermons in a place. They and Pe- 
ter then would have parted asunder. Something 
sharj) would have been said about his stupidity in 
not adapting himself to surrounding circumstances 
and all other modern inventions which we are rap- 
idly incorporating into our system. The other 
sects can plainly see that we desire to be like them 
and will cease to speak scornfully and reproach- 
fully. Not many years will elapse until we be 
able to cast off that odious exclusiveness and self- 
ishness, and those peculiarities that hitherto has 
made us a gazing stock to the world. Hereafter 
they can take us by the hand and call us bi'ethren 
because they will irecognize in our appearance the 
existing relationship between them and us. In 
some places even now, it is reported that our mem- 
bers cannot be distinguished from the surronndins' 
world. What an enviable stat« of grace, that they 
can go right into the midst of the enemy's camp 
and partake of his luxuries and dainties and not 
be defiled. They are now convinced that religion 
is not in outward appearance, but is an aflTair of 
the heart, and if the heart is right all is right. 
We are far behind in some other respects. Look 
at our private residences and see how elegantly 
and tastefully they are furnished. Our floors car- 
peted with beautiful and costly Bru.ssels. Pianos 
to discourse the sublime melodies of Heaven, and 
cushioned chairs to rest omr weary bodies. &c. ,and 
compare these with our places of worship, the 
house of God. How shamefully neglected. No 
carpet to deaden the foot-fall of those walking to 
and from their seats, disturbing the devotion of 
the worshippers. The old, hard, wooden benches 
Avhich our fathers made a hundred years ago when 
they had no better, and were unable to buy cush- 
ioned seat^. No melodlan, or organ to praise God 



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^vitll, as tlie Israelites liacl, and as every body else 
have noW-a-days. Is cVel'theless Wc will soon have 
all these things too. We are fast approacolng the 
point -when -we will have all these implcmenta. 
The Rubicon is crossed. We have taken tip an= 
nhor and Unshackled from the old ship, and for the 
future we mean to learil of our neighbors aroUud 
us. Teachers eighteen hundred years old of course 
arc not adapted to the wants and demands of this 
age. It was impossible for them to foresee what 
Avould be suited to our tastes and desires, and of 
course their instructions and examples cannot ap- 
ply to lis, and we arc left to make such amend- 
ments as surrounding, circumstances require. 
Then onward in Progress and Improvement. 

JSlacl'sburg, Va. D. C. Moomaw. 
*-.-♦ 

JFhr the Pilgrhw 

QUERY. 



If a brother gets into a difficulty with a neiglibor in pub- 
lic and goes so far as to fight, or ncarl)- so, how is he to 
become reconciled to the church — by acjcnowledging before 
a few brcUiren, or the whole church, or the world ? 

Dear brethren, being aware of the different opin- 
ions of the brethren on the above query, I feel al- 
so to give an expression of my views. My convic- 
tions are, that the acknowledgement should be 
made before the whole church, although I had 
been differently taught when I first came to the 
brethren. The acknowlegement was then to be 
made before the world, because it is said in 1 Tim- 
othy, 5 ; 20 " Them that sin, rebuke before all, 
that others also may fear." Now inasmuch as we 
have nothing to do with them that are without, 
but God judges them, it should be before the 
members that they might be made to fear to com- 
mit the same deed. 

David says, (Psalms 51 ; 17,) "The .sacrifices of God 
are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, 
O God, thou wilt not despise." He shonld come 
to the church with a repenting and humble heart, 
and it can then forgive him, as the Saviour said to 
his disciples, (John 20: 2.3,) "Whosesoever sins ye 
remit, they are remitted unto them; and whoseso- 
ever sins )'e retain, they are retained." Now we 
must believe that the Saviour had here a reference 
to the church. The Apostlesaid, (Romans 12: 18, 
"If it is pos-siblc, as much as lieth in you, live 
peaceably, with all mci\." Tlic church ehonld rc- 



qtiire such a'one to make or offer conditions of jicacc 
to his neighbor with whom his trouble was, and 
afterwards " Follow peace with all men, and holi- 
ness without which no man shall see the Lord." 
— (Heb. 12 : 14. 

Inasmuch as the Apostle says, "Whatsoever 
things were written aforetimes, were written for 
our learning," I will call your attention to some 
of those things. (Lev 5: 5.) "If a soul had 
sinned, though not against his fellow man, (I un- 
derstand this to mean, not against an individual 
member) he shall confess that he has sinned, and 
ahall bring his tresspass offering unto the priest 
and the priest shall make an atonement for him &c" 
Peter says to the believers, (Pet. 2:9)" Yc are 
a royal priesthood." By this I understand the 
church acts in the place of the priest. I believe 
when a church keeps house carefully, and upon 
true contrition and confession, it forgives a mem- 
ber, as Paul said, " If I forgive anything I for- 
give it in the person of Christ, that such will also 
be reconciled through Christ the true high priest 
before God the heavenly Father." But if a mem- 
ber was not truly repentant, it might be with 
him as we read in Lev. 13 : 78. When the priest 
pronounced one clean, and the disease still contiu- 
ed to spread, then he was again to pronounce him 
unclean. So it may be with members. If they 
continue in their old sinful habits, the church 
will finally have to put them without the camp 
as did the children of Israel. 

May God give us all of his grace and spirit that 
we see and do alike is my prayer. 

Eld. John Murray, 



For the Pilgrim. 
THE OPENED BOOK. 

00 

BT LEONARD FURRY. 
00 

From Judah's tribe the Lion of David's root prevailed, 
The sealed book has opened, sealed with the seven seals, 
When none were found in heayen, nor on the earth below, 
The book to him was given, as John bo plainly shows. 

The mystery of heaven long in this book was sealed, 
Until to Christ was given, he to man has revealed 
What God from everlasting in council has resolved, 
While IsreaL often fasting, in dubious thoughts revolved. 

But now tlic book is opened, the vail is rent in twain, 
The bars of death are burstcd, the Lamb of God is slain ; 
Salvation, O, salvation we freely can obtain, 
Y<'a, all tiic gcnlilc nations can'lcaru Mosiah's name. 



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T II E .P I L G R I M 



VALLEY OF SALT. 



David, ill his military c:\peJitiou to XovtlnTU 
Svria, greatly cnriclicd lii'iisclf with vftrioiiS 
treasures, whicli he dedicated to the Lord, and 
" eat hill! a name when he returned fi-om snlitino; 
of the Syrians in the vaV.cij of ^(dt; being oigliteen 
thousand men." 2 Sam. viii. 13. "\Vc arc in- 
debted to INIr. Tliompson for a lively and graphic 
description of this remarkable locality, which hith- 
erto has been but little kno'.vn, and seldom visited 
by European travelers. 

It is some distance above Hamath, and twenty- 
four miles south-east of Aleppo. The incrusta- 
tions which arc gathered here arc carried to a 
neighboring village, vrhere they are sorted, dried, 
winnowed, and sold to all parts of the country. 

" This valfi of salt is the most extraordinary 
place tiiat I have yeb visited. There was the shore 
a sliort distance in advance of us, as distinctly 
marked as that of the ocean; but what wa.s iny 
surprise not to find one drop of water — nothing 
but a boundless extension of incrusted salt ! 

" A vast expanse of glassy salt, glowing in the 
burning sun of August — an oppressive, saddening, 
Jisiiial brightness. I have rarely felt such a sad- 
ness at heart as when steeped, drenched in this 
flood of glory. The very atiaosphere trembled, 
and simmered, and quivered, as if it were molten 
silver. The excess of brightness was terrible, and 
the total silence and utter absence of any manifes- 
tations of life were oppressive. It is a vale of ut- 
ter death, polished and burnish.cd into intolerable 
and hon-id splendor. It is four davs' ride in cir- 
cumference. 

"In winter this whole rea-ion is actuallva lake, 
with its margin as accurately defined as any other, 
bat by August the wa.ter has all evaporated, and a 
crust of white, coarse-grained salt has been depos- 
ited over the entire snrflice. I nowhere srav this 
crust thicker than half an inch. The quantity, 
howcN-er, depends upon the amount of rain during 
the winter, and it is said, sometimes, and in cer- 
tain places, to be several inches in thickness." 

On the south-eastern margin of this vale, our 
traveler was informed that very extensive ruins 



arc found, which bear the uaaic of Zobah or- Ze- 
bah. This place he supposes marks tlic site of 
Kadadezer's capital, wliich David took and de- 
stroyed. From this region to the Euphrates it is 
" v/ithout inhabitant." 

Lo-dcbar, from wh-encc David called to his 
court Mephiboshcth, the only surviving son of 
Jonathan, \vas in Gilead, beyond Jordan, not far 
from JIahaiiaim. 2 Sam. ix. ; xvii. 27. 



EDITOE'S DEPAETMENT. 



TO OUR co:ntributors. 



^\'e think that wo have a respectful regard for 
all those who have been so kind as to aid us in 
our work by contributing for our columns, and de- 
sire to recognize theui kindly by giving publicity 
to their productions, which cost them both time 
and labor. 'W'liilc we do this wc hope all will 
have a proper regard for the principles which arc 
sacred and dear to us, and to tlie church at large. 
On the fundamental principles of our faith, wc all 
agree. ^V c all believe that faith, repentance and bap- 
tism arc the essential conditions. of salvation. On 
these subjects much might be written, and with 
profit too, but there is ra,.\vay of treating subjects 
that strips them of all their power. , AVeiave ref-. 
ercnce to dealing largely in assumptions. Thi§:W.e.,, 
should especially avoid. _ All the.hei'csies now so 
prevalent in the W"-orld Lad their origiuj.and are 
perpetuated by just ;Such. style of argument. AVe 
believe that we have a "thus saitli the Lord,, for 
all we hold as orthodox, and it becomes us to give 
it, without saying thus and so, on the mere 
strength of our own convictions. When wo wish to 
treat a subject that we kno^v others differ with us, 
let us do it fearlessly, but at the same time, mani- 
fest due respect towards those, Vvho may honestly 
differ witli us. This we can do in uo better ^\-ay 
than by treating the subject and letting everything 
outside of it alone. "When wo wish to treat bap- 
tism, or anything else, let us make choice of the 
best stone for the basis, or foundation, and then 
build the rest upon it until we can -s/iow that wo 
have a house founded on the word of the Lord. 
V\'e have calls for articles written after this man- 



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Uer and if written might do much good. The Pii.- 
ciKiM is taken b}^ ma;iy families that arc not mem- 
bers of ou!.- ohurchj ;t,c Iiave minds open for tlic re- 
ception of tnitli. They have expressed a desire to 
become more fuily acquainted with our priaciples. 
Nov/ if we merciy assort that baptism is immersion, 
or the Lords Supiicr and Feet y.'aslring arc com-: 
mandmcnts of the Bible, our authority may be 
doubted, and prejudice brought to bear against it, 
but if we give the evidences that the Bible so 
abundantly affords, in the spirit of love, inquiry 
will bo elicited and the truth accepted. 

We have brethren that are able to-. give iis just 
such reasoning. Let us have it. Wc kindly re- 
quest that all subjects written upon be liberally 
spiced with the sayings of the Lord and charity. 
Again there are otlier things ou which we, as 
members of the One Body, differ. On some of 
these much has been written and published in our 
periodicals, and th.e result for good is doubtful. 
Therefore wo would be pleased not to liave them 
agitated, especially those cases upon which our 
Annual Conference have made decisions. We do 
not, by any means, wish to check the the spirit of 
inquiry, but our columns arc open for things hoih. 
old and new. We have taken hold of the Gospel 
plow, and with Bible in hand, our motto shall bo, 
" onward and upward," " desiring to know nothing 
but Christ and him crucified." 



• — — Within the last few weeks Ave have been 
considerably reinforced, both in new subscribers 
and contributors. For this wc feel truly thankfid 
and eucouraged. At first there a2)peared to be a 
prejudice against the issuing another paper among 
the Brethren, but we are glad to know that it is 
wearing away, and our labors arc beginning to be 
more generally appreciated. Instead of it being a 
fruitful source of disunion, controversy and ill- 
feeling in the brotherhood, it hiis been a help in 
calming the turbulent waves of strife that was 
brewing amongst us. Good papers, like good 
preaching, if conducted in the spirit of love and 
Godly reverence, and for the honor and glory of 
God, and the extension of the noble cause of sal- 
vation in the world, will be accompanied by God's 



blessings. We think \:c have renlizr-d the bless- 
ings of God upon our labor, and not onbr have wc 
had tokens of his divine approbation, but many of 
his dear children have also given us the assurance 
that the promptings of the Gredt Spirit are accora- 
panving our work of disseminating tlie principles 
oUrt>ih,pcaeca.m\uji'niri. Our hands, like IMoscs,' 
have been held up by our dear l/rctlirc-n and sis- 
ters. AYe therefore go fortli with renewed cnersrv 
to fight the battles of the Lord. With his v.xap- 
ous (which are"jnigiity through God to the pulling 
down of strong holds") and the prayers of the. 
saints, we fear not, for if God be for us, who can 
be against us? Truth and righteousness must ul- 
timately prevail. In the conducting of the PiIj- 
GRIM we shall use all the wisdom that may be 
graciously vouch-safed to us from the great foun- 
tain-head of light. It is true, wc ha